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New Norcia: ESA's first 35m deep-space station
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- Title New Norcia: ESA's first 35m deep-space station
- Released 05/10/2006 12:05 pm
- Copyright ESA
ESA's first 35-metre deep-space ground station is situated at New Norcia, 140 kilometres north of Perth in Australia. The 630 tonne antenna will be used to track Rosetta and Mars Express, the latter to be launched in 2003, as well as other missions in deep space. The ground station was officially opened on 5 March 2003 by the Premier of Western Australia, Hon Dr Geoff Gallop.