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10th of June 2021
A new antenna for New Norcia
The European Space Agency (ESA), in cooperation with the Australian Space Agency, will construct a new 35-metre, deep space dish antenna at its existing ground station in New Norcia, 140km north of Perth in Western Australia. The 620-tonne antenna be ESA’s second 35-metre antenna at the site and its fourth in total and will help ESA provide crucial communication links to its growing fleet of deep space missions. ESA’s deep-space stations are supporting a growing number of increasingly sophisticated exploration probes like Gaia, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter and, soon, the ExoMars rover, Euclid and JUICE, as well as upcoming space safety missions like Hera and the Sun-monitoring space weather mission.

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