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New dishes for Tidbinbilla

By johnboy - 10 June 2009 12

The ABC has word that the CSIRO’s lodged a development application to build two new big dishes at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex out at Tidbinbilla.

    Construction of the $60 million 34-metre dishes is expected to start next year.

    Complex director Miriam Baltuck says the first antenna will be operational in time to track the New Horizons spacecraft arrival at Pluto in 2015.

Apparently the interesting planets are clumping towards the southern hemisphere over the next few years so the space cadets at Tidbinbilla are going to be getting much more work.

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New dishes for Tidbinbilla
Pandy 9:27 am 15 Jul 09

v800m? Try 8kms

Demosthenes 9:06 am 15 Jul 09

Yeah it’s not like people just spend their lives locked up in their homes watching TV and never notice or anything.

Clown Killer 6:11 am 12 Jun 09

surely there’s someone out there that has a complaint about two giant big dishes being built somewhere in the vacinity of Canberra? maybe a petition at least?

It’s onlt 800m from peoples homes for Christ sakes. What the hell are these people thinking?

el 10:45 pm 11 Jun 09

Gold.

Holden Caulfield 10:20 am 11 Jun 09

Spectra said :

Good to see. We’re extremely lucky to have such a facility on our doorstep and I, for one, welcome anything that enhances it. Also: How awesome is it that we’ll finally see, close up, the last unexplored planet in our solar system? (Yes, I know, it’s technically no longer a planet – that doesn’t make it any less cool).

Should be able to get a closer look at “your anus” as well.

*tee hee*

Pandy 10:55 pm 10 Jun 09

swaggie, +1

Swaggie 10:30 pm 10 Jun 09

You’re joking about lack of decent food in that cafe Banshee. You need one of the gourmet pies – go try one and see for yourself… out of this world ….

bd84 9:31 pm 10 Jun 09

surely there’s someone out there that has a complaint about two giant big dishes being built somewhere in the vacinity of Canberra? maybe a petition at least?

Spectra 2:23 pm 10 Jun 09

Good to see. We’re extremely lucky to have such a facility on our doorstep and I, for one, welcome anything that enhances it. Also: How awesome is it that we’ll finally see, close up, the last unexplored planet in our solar system? (Yes, I know, it’s technically no longer a planet – that doesn’t make it any less cool).

ant 12:41 pm 10 Jun 09

I won’t make any BBQ’d Roo jokes then.

burkes08 12:20 pm 10 Jun 09

Ah ha ha, same!

I was ready for a restaurant review.

screaming banshee 12:17 pm 10 Jun 09

I thought this was going to be about finally getting some decent food at the cafe out there.

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