Friday, December 20, 2013

Goldstone's 70-Meter Antenna

Goldstone's 230-foot (70-m) antenna tracks under a full moon. This photograph was taken on January 11, 2012.

The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes that comprise NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN). The DSN provides radio communications for all of NASA's interplanetary spacecraft and is also utilized for radio astronomy and radar observations of the solar system and the universe.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For more information, see PIA17790: Goldstone 70-Meter, PIA17791: Goldstone 34-meter Beam Waveguide, PIA17793: Dawn in the Apollo Valley, NASA's Deep Space Network Turns 50, Eight Essential Facts About NASA's Deep Space Network, and NASA's Deep Space Network Celebrates 50 Years.

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