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More space missions will be tracked from the outskirts of Canberra when NASA builds a new multi-million dollar space antenna in Tidbinbilla. The 34-meter antenna is being built at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Center. Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2024 and go online in 2029. The $ 81 million antenna is said to be used for communication with spacecraft and missions in space – more than 100,000 kilometers from Earth. The new NASA antenna will complement three more 34-meter antennas at the Tidbinbilla facility and a 70-meter antenna, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Canberra Deep Space Communication Center outreach manager Glen Nagle said the new antenna in Canberra will be built after new equipment is built in NASA’s other Deep Space Network facilities in Spain and California. READ MORE: “NASA has an overall plan to expand the Deep Space Network, and this follows upgrades to existing antennas,” said Mr. Nagle. “As for the antennas, we’re constantly improving their capabilities with new technology, and as more and more missions are conducted in space, there aren’t enough ears to communicate with them. “This will effectively be additional bandwidth to communicate with more spacecraft.” “The new antenna anticipates an anticipated boom in space missions in the coming years, spurred on by NASA’s return to the moon in the mid-2020s and ultimately a manned mission to Mars a decade later. It is expected that there will be between 20 and 30 new space missions starting over the next decade. Mr Nagle said the new antenna would take between three and four years to build and the technology inside would be Be more advanced than other previous signals from far away that are billions of times weaker than a watch battery, and put them together in communication, “said Nagle. “The design will effectively be the same as previous antennas, but this will take advantage of a new generation of transmitters and receivers.” NASA’s Deep Space Communication Center in Canberra has played a pivotal role in space missions over the decades, enabling communication with space crews millions of kilometers away. More recently, it has played a vital role in communicating with NASA’s new Mars rover Perseverance, which landed on the Red Planet earlier this year. Mr Nagle said the new antenna will continue to be managed by CSIRO and will play a crucial role in future space missions. “It’s a question of supply and demand, and as more countries want to go into space and costs come down, more people can participate,” he said. “There are more and more players joining and there is a constant need to communicate with them. It is difficult to provide local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can still access our trusted content:

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More space missions will be tracked from the outskirts of Canberra when NASA builds a new multi-million dollar space antenna in Tidbinbilla.

The 34-meter antenna is being built at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Center. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 and go online in 2029.

The $ 81 million antenna is used to communicate with spacecraft and missions in space – more than 100,000 kilometers from Earth.

The new NASA antenna will complement three more 34-meter antennas at the Tidbinbilla facility and a 70-meter antenna, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Canberra Deep Space Communication Center outreach manager Glen Nagle said the new antenna in Canberra will be built after new equipment is built in NASA’s other Deep Space Network facilities in Spain and California.

“NASA has an overall plan to expand the Deep Space Network, and this follows upgrades to existing antennas,” said Nagle.

“As for antennas, we’re constantly improving their capabilities with new technology, and with more and more missions going into space, there aren’t enough ears to communicate with them.

A new space antenna, slightly smaller than the one already in Tidbinbilla, will be built in the Canberra Deep Space Communication Center in 2026. Image: Delivered

“This will effectively be additional bandwidth to communicate with more spacecraft.”

It is expected that there will be between 20 and 30 new space missions over the next decade.

Mr Nagle said the new antenna would take anywhere from three to four years to build, and the technology inside would be more advanced than others that had come before.

“You can receive signals from a distance that are billions of times weaker than a watch battery and combine them in communication,” said Nagle.

“The design will be essentially the same as previous antennas, but this will take advantage of a new generation of transmitters and receivers.”

NASA’s Deep Space Communication Center in Canberra has played a pivotal role in space missions over the decades, enabling communication with space crews millions of kilometers away.

Mr Nagle said the new antenna will continue to be managed by CSIRO and will play a crucial role in future space missions.

“It’s a question of supply and demand, and as more countries want to go into space and costs come down, more people can participate,” he said.

“There are more players joining and there is a constant need to communicate with them.

“You can launch as many spaceships as you want, but unless there is someone on earth to communicate with you, there is no network.”

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