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27th of March 2020
Tidbinbilla 70m maintenance block
The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex at Tidbinbilla has a number of antennas, with the 70m DSS-43 the largest. Originally constructed as a 64m antenna in 1973 DSS-43 was expanded to 70m in 1987 in advance of Voyager 2's encounter with Neptune. DSS-43 is currently undergoing a once-a-decade Depot-Level-Maintenance period, which started on March 10th and is expected to end in January 2021. The image above was taken while DSS-43 was tracking the Cassini spacecraft as it neared the end of its mission at Saturn in September 2017.

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