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16th of December 2016
CSIRO's 64-m Parkes Telescope tracking Mars
by John Sarkissian (CASS)
The picture was taken on 31 July 2012. At the time, CSIRO's 64-m Parkes Telescope was tracking Mars so that we could test our UHF receiver by detecting the signal from the Opportunity Rover on Mars. We were testing the refurbished UHF receiver in preparation for the Curiosity Rover landing, a few days later.

More information and photos: The Parkes Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Track

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