Spacecraft tracking and space science

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.

  • NASA and CSIRO: partners in space

    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.

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  • Apollo 11 Moon landing

    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.

  • Breakthrough Prize Foundation search for extraterrestrial life

    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.

  • Space sciences and technology

    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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