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MSR / MSCB Photos: Exterior
Miscellaneous, Gallery 3 (Scott Murdock photos)

Photo Sources:
Scott Murdock's 2013 trip report North in November (new window)
(GSA tour for prospective SRMSC buyers.)
Copyright © 2013, Scott D. Murdock. Used with permission.
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MSR turret (left), power plant stacks (right)

MSR & power plant

S086 (M)

MSR turret closeups

Emergency exit door from MSCB level 3

S036 (M)
MSR turret closeup (S037)

S037 (M)
MSR turret closeup (S038)

S038 (M)
  • S036, S037: Emergency exit door from MSCB level 3
MSR turret closeup (S034)

S034 (M)
MSR turret closeup (S039)

S039 (M)
  • S034: MSR turret face (one of four)
    • Three lightning arresters protrude from the top of the structure.
    • The phased array antenna at the center contained more than 5,000 array elements, was 13 feet in diameter, and weighed over 400,000 pounds.
    • The smaller antenna array located to the lower right of the main array was the Q-channel antenna. Its purpose was to reject or "blank" signals received on the array sidelobes (portions of the antenna response pattern not contained in the main beam).
    • The pipes and nozzles around the perimeter of the antennas were the antenna washdown devices. Their purpose was to wash and/or de-ice the antenna face/elements with a cleaning/de-icer solution.