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Workers construct a large pedestal.
Date Taken:
November 16, 2021
Photograph By:
NSF, NSF
License Type:
Public Domain

The Ross Island Earth Station (RIES) installation team constructs the pedestal on which the 13.1-meter antenna reflector assembly will sit. RIES is located on Transmitter-Site (T-Site), a hill on the east side of McMurdo Station. The construction of this satellite communications dish represents a significant milestone in the jointly funded NSF Office of Polar Programs and NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System collaboration to modernize the McMurdo satellite communications infrastructure in anticipation of bandwidth enhancements in future years.

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