Friday, February 25, 2005

1-minute movie of the antenna movement

This animation has been created using sequential photographs taken on Sunday during the movement of the antenna. The quality has been decreased to make the file smaller.
Move Preparations
South Camera
North Camera

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Pictures of the heavy snowfall

Only three days after DSS-65 Relocation:

Photographs taken by R. GarcĂ­a

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Sunday photos

Ready to move

Leaving old site

Tire tracks



Arriving at new site

The crew

Monday, February 21, 2005

Antenna is going to be lifted to remove the SPMTs

In few minutes, the antenna is going to be lifted to remove the SPMTs

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Sunday Status

The antenna is in it's final position.The entire process went as planned.

Tomorrow the climbing jacks will be returned to allow the SPMT's to be removed. The antenna will then be lowered onto the yellow stands. Later in the week the antenna wheels will be reinstalled

Saturday photos

Slight Delay

Antenna DSS65 will move today Sunday at around 1:30 pm

Antenna will be moved today, Sunday

Antenna will be moved today Sunday, starting around 11 am

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Saturday Status

Successful day - work is ahead of schedule. Move is planned to begin
Sunday sometime between 11am and 2pm if no problems are encountered
in completing the remaining work and weather permitting. Predicted
winds are approaching maximum allowable. If the move is delayed
after 2pm Sunday, then the move will be rescheduled for Monday.

There is a possibility the move will be tomorrow, Sunday

The work is ahead of schedule. There is a possibility the move will
be tomorrow, Sunday.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Friday Status

The SPMTs arrived from The Netherlands. All equipment was unloaded.
The SPMTs were assembled and tested for correct operation.
Saturday and Sunday the SPMTs will be placed under the antenna.
The relocation is planned for Monday, weather permitting.

Motor being attached to SPMT

Assembled SPMTs

Hydraulic power pack for climbing jacks

SPMT being unloaded with 90 Ton crane