The Usuda Deep Space Center conducts command operations for the deep-space probes, which observe planets and comets and receive probe observation data. Its main facility is the large parabolic antenna (64m, 1980t.).
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The Usuda Center offers an introduction to the antenna system and also has a 5.5 billionths-scale model of the solar system displayed along the route between the entrance of the Center and the other buildings. Remember that the distance between Tokyo and Osaka is only 0.1mm according to the model measurement. Enjoy a tour of the solar system on foot.