Participants in ESA’s #SocialSpaceWA social media event gather in front of the deep-space tracking antenna at New Norcia, Western Australia, for the official group photo on Thursday, 11 February 2016.

The two-day #SocialSpaceWA was held in conjunction with the inauguration of the new 4.5 m-diameter antenna at New Norcia. The programme included briefings on current and future planetary missions, deep-space communications, ground station engineering and next-generation lasers-in-space technology.