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With the dish resting on the support structure, the beam is bolted into place to keep the two sides of the support structure from collapsing.Attaching the beam
The bolts that attach the inner ring to the dish are then removed. This photograph was taken inside the antenna base looking up. Ramon is watching the separation from the inside.Looking up inside the antenna
Watching the
separationThe technicians keep a close eye as the transporter slowly lowers the base of the antenna. In the photograph below, the separation is complete. The dish will now rest on the support structure with the base and transporter below it. The workers will take a well-deserved break.
Closeup of the separation
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Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:36 MDT