26 Meter Antenna at Goldstone

Pioneer 4 tested a new space communications system. A key component was a 26-meter (85-foot) tracking antenna at Goldstone, California, the first of several antennas that would later make up the Deep Space Network.

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First tested by Pioneer 4, this 26-meter antenna would later become part of the Deep Space Network.
Type: Photograph
Image Taken: Goldstone, California, United States
Credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
Origin: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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First tested by Pioneer 4, this 26-meter antenna would later become part of the Deep Space Network.