Swan IV

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[Design and photo: Jacob Sparre Andersen]

This head on photo of the ship shows the radio telescope on top of the body and the two forward starfield cameras (green and red).

The radio telescope is usually folded down in the body, but when it comes out, can it turn 360 on the ship horizon.

The four side starfield cameras (yellow) and the forward starfield cameras are used to establish the exact position of of the ship, when the radio telescope is used for measurements.

The two tandem accelerators mounted on the vertical fins on the upper wings (black and yellow with blue particle source, best view here) probes space with high speed particles, whose reactions can be detected with the telescope.

Further information with the next and with the previous pictures.


Jacob Sparre Andersen.

Latest update: 27th of July 2001