Station operates one 35-meter dish designated NNO-1 capable of two-way transmission in both S- and X-band using 2 and 20-kilowatt transmitters. Antenna weights over 600 tonnes and is 40 meters tall. Future upgrade plans include adding a Ka-band station to support international missions.
Construction begun in April 2000 and lasted till the end of first half of 2002. Installation of electronics and communication equipment followed. The station was officially opened on 5 March 2003 by the Premier of Western Australia at the time, Dr Geoff Gallop. Total construction cost was €28 million.
New Norcia Station was one of the stations providing communications, tracking and data download from the Rosetta spacecraft. In future it's planned to support BepiColombo mission.