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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.
We manage and operate one of NASA's three tracking stations that provide continuous, two-way radio contact with spacecraft exploring our Solar System and beyond.
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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.
CSIRO has expertise in a wide range of space-related activities, from developing high-precision lenses to using satellite data for monitoring our environment. How can we help your business?
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Last updated: Last updated: 25 February 2015
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