Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Paddys River

#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is home to Deep Space Station 43, a 70 m (230 feet ) diameter dish that communicated with Voyager 1 and other Mars probes. See displays of spacecraft and space tracking technology, as well as a moon rock collected by Apollo XI in 1969. Learn all about how satellite dishes operate at this center just 20 km (12.7 mi) from Canberra. To visit Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex on your holiday in Paddys River, and find out what else Paddys River has to offer, use our Paddys River trip planner.
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  • This centre is well worth a visit with plenty of stuff about space.The guides were very informative.With videos allow about 2 hours or about an hour for the exhibits. Do NOT eat at the Moonrock cafe.T...  more »
  • While the complex was insightful and interesting, we didn’t stay for very long. I absolutely loved the satellites, however the largest one was under maintenance the day we went. The drive out of town ...  more »
  • Drive from Canberra was very nice and scenic.Museum is small but lots of information to seek. Nice place for space lovers.
  • For anyone with any interest in space this is a 'must visit' place and worth the short drive out from Canberra. Very informative displays and the 4k screening of short space films were brilliant!
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