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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Deep Space Station 34 Deep space communication antennas
Deep Space Station 43 - largest dish in Australia
Capturing whispers from deep space at Deep space communication antennas
Radio quiet valley location at Canberra Deep space communication complex
Educational displays in the visitor centre at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Inside view of visitors browsing displays at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Deep Space Station 34 Deep space communication antennas
Deep Space Station 43 - largest dish in Australia
Capturing whispers from deep space at Deep space communication antennas
Radio quiet valley location at Canberra Deep space communication complex
Educational displays in the visitor centre at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Overview

** The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex Visitor Centre and Cafe are temporarily closed. We hope to reopen later in the year. **

Take a leap into outer space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Here you’ll discover NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions. The impressively sized antenna dishes at the complex send and receive data from spacecraft exploring the solar system and beyond. For a great view of the dishes, as well as an insightful exhibit about Australia’s role in space exploration, head to the Canberra Space Centre on the complex grounds.

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421 Discovery Drive, Tourist Drive 5, Tidbinbilla, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 488 reviews

“Can’t be bothered opening”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 7mos ago by Brian E

In a time when domestic travel has boomed at the end 2021 and with many opting to travel in Australia one would think this facility could get it right and open up. Nope. Despite many continuing to...

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“Closed while being told this facility was open”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Bob M

Cannot say too much about this facility as we could only take photos from the outside. We arrived after driving 42km from Canberra on a windy road with a lot of roadworks & cyclists to find the...

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“Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by joniquelife

We stumbled upon this little Gem by accident on the way back from a hike. The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, it is an active site with several satellite dishes, an amazing museum inside...

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  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
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