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CSI RO t o d a y a w a r d e d B r i t i s h A e r o s p a c e a m i l l i o n d o l l a r c o n t r a c t f o r t h e

o p e r a t i o n a n d m a i n t e n a n c e o f t h e C a n b e r r a D e e p S p a c e C o m m u n i c a t i o n

C o m p l e x ( CDS CC) . T h e CDSCC f o r m s p a r t o f N A S A ’ s d e e p s p a c e n e t w o r k .

T h e c o n t r a c t i s f o r an i n i t i a l 3 y e a r p e r i o d w i t h a 3 y e a r o p t i o n a n d w i l l

c o m m e n c e o n 1 S e p t e m b e r 1 9 9 8 . B r i t i s h A e r o s p a c e h a v e h e l d t h e c o n t r a c t

f o r t h e l a s t 8 y e a r s .

D e n n i s C o o p e r , C h i e f CSI RO T e l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s & I n d u s t r i a l P h y s i c s ( C T I P ) ,

t h e CSI RO D i v i s i o n r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e m a n a g e m e n t o f t h e c o m p l e x , s a i d ,

“ B r i t i s h A e r o s p a c e h a s t h e n e c e s s a r y e x p e r t i s e a n d m e e t s al l t h e s e l e c t i o n

c r i t e r i a . T h e y h a v e d o n e a v e r y g o o d j o b o f m a n a g i n g t h e f a c i l i t y d u r i n g t h e

l a s t c o n t r a c t a n d w e l o o k f o r w a r d t o w o r k i n g w i t h t h e m . ”

A l l N A S A ’ s s p a c e c r a f t a n d c o m m u n i c a t i o n f u n c t i o n s c a r r i e d o u t w i t h i n

A u s t r a l i a n h a v e b e e n c o n s o l i d a t e d a t o n e s i t e , t h i s b e i n g a t T i d b i n b i l l a ,

C a n b e r r a , l o c a t e d w i t h i n t h e A u s t r a l i a n C a p i t a l T e r r i t o r y .

A s t h e A u s t r a l i a n c o - o p e r a t i n g a g e n c y CTI P m a n a g e s CDSCC on b e h a l f o f

N A S A a n d i s r e s p o n s i b l e f o r e s t a b l i s h i n g c o n t r a c t s w i t h A u s t r a l i a n i n d u s t r y

f o r t h e o p e r a t i o n a n d m a n a g e m e n t o f t h e f a c i l i t y . O v e r a 1 3 0 p e o p l e a r e

e m p l o y e d a t t h e s i t e .

CDSCC is o n e o f t h r e e i n t e r n a t i o n a l c o m m u n i c a t i o n c o m p l e x e s f o r m i n g

N A S A ’ s d e e p s p a c e g l o b a l n e t w o r k .

F o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n c o n t a c t :

D r D e n n i s C o o p e r , C h i e f , CSI RO T e l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s & I n d u s t r i a l

Ph y s i c s 0 2 9 3 7 2 4 2 0 0

o r C a r o l e D a v i d , 0 2 9 3 7 2 4 2 4 5 , o r M o b i l e : 0 4 1 9 2 5 9 5 6 0

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