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Antenna material

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Artifact no.
1988.0213.001
Model
ALOUETTE 2
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Unknown
Manufactured Date
Circa 1965
Context Function
STRIPS OF MATERIAL OF TYPE USED IN MAKING STEM ANTENNA FOR ALOUETTE 2 SATELLITE.
Context Technical
STEM ANTENNAS WERE A DESIGN INNOVATION THAT ENABLED SATELLITE SOUNDERS TO HAVE VERY LONG ANTENNAS REQUIRED (UP TO 45 M.) FOR NEWLY UTILIZED FREQUENCY RANGES, INSTEAD OF MUCH SHORTER ANTENNAS PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE.
Context Canada
INVENTED BY NRCC ENGINEER G.J. KLEIN FOR MILITARYAIRCRAFT BEACONS & DEVELOPED BY SPAR FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS, STEM ANTENNAS WEREUSED FIRST IN CANADA ON ALOUETTE-ISIS SATELLITES, ASWELL AS MANY U.S. SATELLITES & EARLY MANNED CAPSULES.
Description
BERYLLIUM-COPPER METAL ALLOY
Number of Parts
4
Artifact Finish
METALLIC
Group 1
Space Technology
Category 1
Space science
Subcategory 1
Spacecraft parts
Material
metal->copper