Tidbinbilla, ACT, Australia
Deep Space Communication
now known as
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
This aerial photo taken from a commercial airliner flying between Sydney and Melbourne shows Tidbinbilla (now CDSCC) in the Tidbinbilla Valley just to the south west of Canberra.
A range of hills shields the tracking station from the radio noise of Canberra, even though the nearest suburbs are only 8km away.
Click on the image for a 2 page PDF file (3.6MB) – the first page has an annotated photo and the second page is without the annotations.
Looking approximately North.
Photo by Steve Howard, November 2014.
See also the telephoto view on this page.
Welcome to Tidbinbilla!
Photo taken in 1971, by Tom Sheehan during a visit.
The original Tidbinbilla 26 metre (85 foot) antenna, DSS-42.
This was the only antenna at Tid until the 64m antenna was completed in 1972.
Another view of the DSS-42 antenna.
Taken by Tom Sheehan, early 1971.
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