Image: Radio telescope DSS 43

Radio telescope DSS 43

DSS 43 is the largest steerable parabolic antenna in the Southern Hemisphere. The massive structure, weighing more than 3000 tonnes, rotates on a film of oil approximately 0.17mm thick. The reflector surface is made up of 1,272 aluminium panels with a total surface area of 4180 square metres.

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NASA Deep Space Communication Complex, Canberra

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