DSS-43 Gallery



Here’s a selection of photos of DSS-43.

DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 towers above Tidbinbilla.
From the roof of the Operations and Engineering building.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43.
From the roof of the Operations and Engineering building.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 in fog.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

Looking down on the Operations and Engineering building from the Apex of DSS-43.

The 34 metre DSS-34 is at the top of the picture.
The 11 metre DSS-33 is at top right. (Now decommissioned.)

Large, Larger.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling. Panorama assembled by Colin Mackellar.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 as seen from DSS 34.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

From left to right:

DSS-33 (decommissioned in 2002 and moved to Norway in 2009), DSS-34 (foreground), the 250 foot DSS-43,
and DSS-42 (the original Tidbinbilla 26 metre antenna, later extended to 34 metres – it was retired and then dismantled in 2000).

Large, Larger.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

The Tidbinbilla Complex as seen from the Coll. Tower, June 2003.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

The Tidbinbilla Complex as seen from the Collimation Tower.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

The Tidbinbilla Complex as seen from the ridge to the NE of the station.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 – as seen from the Visitors Centre, February 2012.
Photo: Colin Mackellar.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43.

Photo: Bill Wood, July 2004.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 at sunset.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 at night.

Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


DSS-43 at Tidbinbilla

DSS-43 January 2004.
DSS-46 is in the distance at left.

Large, Larger.
Photo courtesy Tony Pelling.


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DSS-43 tracking the Phoenix lander as it approaches Mars.

Photo: Colin Mackellar, 12 May 2008.


DSS-43 and 42

DSS-43 at left, and DSS-42 behind the Operations Building in the mid 1970s.

The building at right is what is now the Visitors Centre. The guard house and boom gate are where they are today. The soggy field in the foreground is now the visitors’ car park, and the Honeysuckle antenna was moved to a point just out of view to the left of the camera in 1982 (becoming DSS-46).

Scan by Keith Aldworth, from the cover of a Canberra telephone book.


DSS-43 and 42

In the early 1980s, DSS-42 (left) and 43 featured (for about 2 seconds) in the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s nightly playing of the national anthem at the close of transmission.



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DSS-43 today – now a magnificent 70 metre antenna.

Photo: John Saxon, July 2004.