ESA to build second deep space dish in Australia

New Norcia antenna completes one year powered by the Sun

  • 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, Western Australia
  • The 620-tonne antenna will help ESA provide crucial communication links to its growing fleet of deep space missions
  • It will be ESA’s second 35-metre antenna at the site and its fourth in total
  • The joint announcement was made during a virtual meeting held between the heads of ESA and the Australian Space Agency earlier this week

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