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06.28.05

C-band radar antenna installation on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



The 50-foot radar antenna dish is lowered into place on top of the support structure. The radar will be used for Space Shuttle missions to track the launches and observe possible debris coming from the Shuttle. It will be used for the first time on STS-114. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

C-band radar antenna installation on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



The C-band radar antenna dish is lowered toward the top of the support structure. It will be placed on the counterweights installed there. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

C-band radar antenna installation on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



At a radar site on North Merritt Island, Fla., the 50-foot C-band radar antenna dish is lifted off the ground. It will be placed onto the top of a support structure.(Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Construction of radar antenna on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



Workers secure an upper section of the support base for a C-band radar antenna being erected on North Merritt Island, Fla. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Construction of radar antenna on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



Part of the structure for the support base for a 50-foot C-band radar antenna is put in position. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Construction of radar antenna on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



On a radar site on North Merritt Island, Fla., a crane lifts part of the structure to be added to the support base for a 50-foot C-band radar antenna. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Construction of radar antenna on Merritt Island, Fla. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



Work is underway on a radar site constructing the support base for a 50-foot C-band radar antenna. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

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