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Antennas Relocation & Retrofit (Intelsat)

CUSTOMER: Intelsat
LOCATION: Clarksburg, MD, relocated to Hagerstown, MD.
MAIN VENDORS: General Dynamics, Motion Industries, Tessco, ATM, W.B. Walton Enterprises
SPEC: 9M C-band FMA, 14M C/Ku-band FMA, 19M C-band FMA.
PROJECT DATE: September 2013
PROJECT SUMMARY: Mechantech was contracted to relocate and refurbish three Full Motion Antennas from a decommissioned Clarksburg MD site, to the newly commissioned Hagerstown MD facility located ~50 miles away. The project included refurbishing or replacing all major antenna drive components, as well as converting the de-ice system from electric to W.B. Walton LP heaters while maintaining 0 – 90 deg full range of elevation motion. For the 19M antenna, we also relocated the high power amplifiers from the antenna platform to the base of the antenna tower.