The Parkes Radio Telescope


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During Apollo

MSFN Equipment installation prior to Apollo 12 new

(See also the not-yet-complete info on Apollo 11 TV at Parkes – in the Apollo 11 section.)

Deep Space Network support:

Voyager 2 at Uranus and Neptune

Parkes - by Keith Aldworth

The 210 foot (64 metre) Parkes Radio Telescope,
New South Wales

The smaller 60' antenna of the 2-element interferometer is in the background. (The smaller dish, still on site, was decommissioned in 1982.)

Photo by Keith Aldworth – around the time of Apollo 15 in 1971.


This CSIRO photo of the Parkes antenna looking at the Moon was taken in 1969.