As folks here know, I'm at the Canberra DSN.
It is very good news for us to be the first Complex to get these vital antenna upgrades.
Lots of fanfare for the groundbreaking ceremony with VIPs from NASA and JPL here for the event.
A great day for us and the Network.Click to view attachment
Our guests, including the new US Ambassador, Jeffrey Bleich (4th from right) broke ground on the site for antenna Deep Space Station 35 and you can see Deep Space Station 45 in the background.
For those observant readers, the two gentlemen on the right are (second from right) William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Space Operations (he's the guy incharge of all of NASA's communications from ground to space including shuttle, ISS, earth-obs and the DSN) and (far right) Dr Charles Elachi, Director of JPL. Great to have them all here with us.
BTW - Great article Emily.