Watch Australia's Newest Deep Space Tracking Station Get Installed Live On Twitter

The dish of the new Deep Space Station 36 is being installed at the Canberra Deep Space Network centre today, and it's happening live on Twitter. These photos are a geeky dream to watch.

It was a beautiful start at the Canberra Deep Space Network centre. The sun peeking over DSS35, the last tracker to be installed, was a sight to behold...

The Canberra DSN team tried to hoist the 125 metric tonne-dish into position yesterday, but issues with the monster crane prevented it from taking place.

The work started from 5:30am AEST this morning.

And it was on! The crane started the lift...

Slow and steady...

The team put a webcam stream up so the NASA folk could watch!

Once the lift was done, the swing over the station had to start...

The crew had to be so careful installing it...

Once it was on the base, contractors on cherry-pickers worked to secure the dish

Work progresses as we write this, and the crane is still holding onto the dish, juuust in case.

Good work, Canberra DSN team, and thanks for the photos!

Top image: NASA