DSS-41 External Photos



Island Lagoon

Island Lagoon Tracking Station, 1971.

This photo was taken from a ridge NNE of DSS-41. DSS-41 is at centre. The services area is to the right of the dish, and on the far right in the distance is the Baker Nunn camera. The Minitrack site is out of view to the right. Note the ‘lagoon’ in the distance.

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From the Station’s final Christmas card (front, inside) – scan by John Heath.


Island Lagoon

DSIF 41, Island Lagoon, being serviced by the cherry-picker, 1963.

This is the original (L-Band) configuration.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

DSIF 41, Island Lagoon, 1962.

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Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

Sunrise at DSIF 41, Island Lagoon, 1963.

This is the L-Band configuration..
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Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

DSS 41, Island Lagoon, 28th July 1964.

This is the S-Band configuration.

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Scan: Jan Delgado.


Island Lagoon

The main Operations building – looking down from the dish.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

DSS-41 – L-Band configuration.

Photo: Bill Mettyear.


Island Lagoon

DSS-41 – L-Band configuration.

Photo: Bill Mettyear.


Island Lagoon

L-Band focus with the styrofoam-covered acquisition-aid.

Photo: Bill Mettyear.


Island Lagoon

DSS 41 coll tower servicing, 1966.

Pat Delgado is on the left and Ron Bottroff is in the middle.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

Wildflowers after rain, with the dish in the background, 1963.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Wildflowers at Island Lagoon

Wildflowers after rain with the lagoon in the distance, 1963.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon

A pool after heavy rain – with the collimation tower in the background, 1966.
John Wickens wonders if this is Alan Barber, shift supervisor
.

Photo: Pat Delgado.


Island Lagoon
Island Lagoon

One of the many Shield Shrimp (Triops australiensis) – known locally as yabbies – which appear in ephemeral pools after heavy rain. These strange-looking crustaceans grow to about 3cm in length. Their eggs can lie dormant for years, waiting for rain.

Photo: Pat Delgado, 1963.


Island Lagoon - DSS41

DSS 41, Island Lagoon.

Photo: Ed von Renouard.


Island Lagoon - DSS41

The cherry-picker has been resprayed and modernised.

Photo: Derek Bee.