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Plaque commemorates forty years of discovery and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex`s important role in the exploration of space.

Originally known as the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Instrument Facility, the station was developed for communicating with deep space probes and to add support to the early manned missions. Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, officially opened the station on the 19th of March 1965. This complex is the only NASA tracking station still operational in Australia today.


Address:421 Discovery Drive, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex , Paddys River, 2620
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.403394
Long: 148.983297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th August, 2005
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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