ACTIVE EDUCATION CENTRES:

SA

South Australian Centre for Space Education (Hamilton Secondary College)  – Dedicated Marsbase interactive training facility for student SACE programs as well as twice a year a holiday space school program open to year 10s in SA and year 11s nationwide.

VIC

Victorian Space Science Education Centre (Strathmore Secondary College) – Dedicated Marsbase interactive training facility and robotic exploration plus laboratories to rival most universities for student VCE programs.

WA

Scitech – very impressive space exhibits which are often borrowed by NASA!

NSW

Powerhouse Museum – Permanent space exhibit

ACTIVE EDUCATION/VISITOR CENTRE and PROPULSION DEVELOPMENT:

QLD

Gilmore Space Centre – school programs, public visits and rocket launches! (near Gold Coast)

 

ACTIVE GROUND STATIONS:

NSW

Parkes (about 380km from Sydney) and Visitor Centre

Narrabri (about 500km from Sydney) and Visitor Centre

Coonabarabran (April to Oct Operations)

Optus Belrose and Oxford Falls in Sydney

Lockheed Martin, Uralla (south of Armadale)

Australian Bureau of Meteorology downlink station (Sydney)

WA

Square Kilometre Array

European Space Agency Deep Space Antennae, New Norcia (about 150km of Perth)

Lockridge Earth Station (near Perth)

Golden Valley Observatory (Lower Chittering, near Perth)

OTC Satellite Earth Station (Gnangarra)

Dongarra-Mingenew Space Stations

Australian Bureau of Meteorology downlink station (WASTAC, Perth)
Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium

Kojarena Defence Signals Intelligence Station – US and Australian Military (Geraldton)

ACT

Canberra Space Visitor Centre (NASA’s Deep Space Communications Complex)

Mt. Stromlo, including Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

SA

Institute for Telecommunications Research

NT

Geoscience Australia Data Acquisition Facility in Alice Springs

Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, CIA, NSA and US NRO (18km from Alice Springs)

TAS

Tasmanian Earth Resources Satellite Station

VIC

Australian Bureau of Meteorology downlink station, Melbourne

Australian Bureau of Meteorology downlink station, Crib Point


HISTORIC:

SA

Woomera Visitor Centre and Rocket Park

WA

Carnarvon (900km from Perth)

Muchea (45km from Perth)

Talgarno (halfway between Pt Headland and Broome)

Giles Weather Station (near the SA/NT border)

NT

Darwin (Occasional Goddard Range and Range Rate (GRARR) site)

ACT

Honeysuckle Creek


 

Under Construction, opening in 2018:

NT

Arnhem Space Centre – Equatorial Launch Australia Spaceport (near Nhulunbuy)

 

 


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