Tidbinbilla Tracking Station

Located 35km south west of Canberra and sheltered in an isolated valley of the Murrumbidgee River is the Tidbindilla Tracking Station (now known as the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex). Here is DSS-43, a 70 meter dish constructed initially in 1976. It is the largest steerable parabolic antenna in the Southern Hemisphere. The antennas of the CDSCC continuously track spacecraft which include Voyager 2, Hubble and the Mars Rovers (Opportunity and Spirit). Click here to check out what they are tracking now!

Here we can see three antenna. Located on the left hand side and designated DSS-46 is a 26 meter dish. It was originally located at Honeysuckle Creek and moved to Tidbindilla in 1981. Located in the middle foreground is the YAGI array. The smaller dish on the right hand side is the CTF antenna.