From partnering with NASA in the exploration of space to using satellite data to monitor and manage our environment, we do a wide range of space-related activities.
From the first steps on the Moon to the edge of the Solar System, we've been working with NASA at the forefront of space science. In July 2015, we were the prime tracking station for the closest encounter between the New Horizons spacecraft and dwarf planet Pluto.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
The CDSCC is part of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN). The DSN is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the Solar System and the universe.
Our Parkes radio telescope, along with NASA's antenna at Honeysuckle Creek near Canberra, played a key role in televising one of humanity's most significant achievements.
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to use our 64-m Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia to search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.