Welcome to Tidbinbilla

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

70-m Radio Telescope (DSS-43) Guide to Observations

34-m Radio Telescope (DSS-34) Guide to Observations

Spectroscopy Sensitivity Calculator

Observations Status

Data Reduction

Recent Publications


The radio telescopes at Tidbinbilla are operated by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, part of NASA's Deep Space Network. As part of the Host Country agreement with NASA, a fraction of the time on the Tidbinbilla DSS-43 70-m and DSS-34 34-m antennas is available to the Australian astronomical community. Since January 2003, the Australia Telescope National Facility has accepted applications for service observations with the 70-m antenna. From the 2007APRS semester onwards, single-dish applications for the DSS-34 34-m antenna have also been accepted.

The Tidbinbilla 70-m (DSS43) antenna and the 34-m (DSS-34) antenna are also used together with the Long Baseline Array and other radio telescopes, for Very Long Baseline Interferometry.