Canberra_Deep_Space_Station_46_Tinbinbilla_01.zip

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Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex Deep Space Station 46, Tidbinbilla, ACT, Australia
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Deep Space Station 46
..DSS 46 is probably our most famous antenna. Originally constructed at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station and named DSS 44, this 26 metre antenna was relocated to Tidbinbilla in 1983 and renamed DSS 46. This is the antenna that received the first sounds and images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepping onto the lunar surface. The antenna was transferred to the Tidbinbilla site when the Honeysuckle Creek site was closed down.

..This antenna has been constructed on an X-Y structure which is capable of tracking at high speeds. The Y axis allows the antenna to move in a North-South direction and the X axis allows the antenna to move in an East-West direction.

..Unlike the Azimuth elevation mount antennas, the X-Y mount is ideal for tracking earth orbiting spacecraft because it is able to move much faster to track the spacecraft as they move rapidly across the sky.

..The antenna has two smaller 'acquisition aid' antennas mounted on the side of the dish. These antennas are used to find spacecraft immediately after launch as they have a wider reception beam that the other antennas on site. Once the spacecraft has been acquired, communication is transferred to a main antenna

DSS 46 Quick Facts:
Mount:
X-Y Configuration
Built in:
1965, relocated 1983
Transmitting Frequency:
S band
Receiving frequencies:
S band, X band
Turning Speed:
5 degrees per second (limited to 3 deg/sec)
Wind effects:
80kph (max 190kph)

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