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Re: AO-40 Hi Gain Antenna covers?



>From: "Stefan Wagener" <stefan@pilot.msu.edu>
>I have a question for the spacecraft antenna experts.
>http://www.amsat-dl.org/launch/L_image092.jpg
>
>I was just wondering what these yellow covers/plates are for that are
>visible on the high gain dish antennas and the feedhorns for the X-band
>transmitter. They obviously went up in space like this.

Ah, they are covers to keep "space wasps" and "space spiders" from making
nest in the antennas!
he! he! just joking Stephan...I couldn't resist ;-)  {hey VEC's here's good
answer for the Extra Exam!}

Steve, K5PK, is correct.

Ed




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