Monitoring Space Travel at CDSCC

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The NASA Deep Space Network is a network of antennas supporting interplanetary spacecraft movements, radio and radar astronomy observations and various earth orbiting missions.

To achieve 24 hour monitoring NASA maintains three deep space communication facilities placed at around 120 degrees apart around the world; Gladstone in California’s Mojave Desert, Madrid in Spain and here at Tidbinbilla here in Canberra. Continue reading “Monitoring Space Travel at CDSCC”

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Lake Tuggeranong – Enjoy a Great Walk

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Like all other lakes in Canberra , Lake Tuggeranong is an artificial lake. It was constructed in 1987 coinciding with urban development in the area. The foreshore of the lake is parkland, with swimming, fishing, wind-surfing and non-motorised boating all permitted. A shared bicycle/walking path surrounds the lake, running for 6.7 kilometres. Continue reading “Lake Tuggeranong – Enjoy a Great Walk”