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New antenna joins NASA's deep space network to support Mars mission

Large, white and rather dishy, NASA’s latest spacecraft-tracking antenna unveiled on Thursday has an important job ahead of it. Deep Space Station 36 (DSS36) joins NASA’s Deep Space Network, in which it will play a role in future interplanetary missions undertaken by humans and robots. SEE ALSO: This is what it looks like to come back to Earth from space Its home, the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), has a long relationship with the…

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New antenna joins NASA's deep space network to support Mars mission

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