Deep Space Network

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The Deep Space Network (DSN) is an international network of antennas dedicated to the communication with interplanetary missions and astronomical radio observations. Currently, there are three sites based approximately 120° apart in the Mojave Desert, California (USA), Madrid (Spain) and Canberra (Australia). The dispersion of antennas allow mission controllers to keep constant watch on all interplanetary missions regardless on Earth's rotation.

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