NOTE: This artifact is no longer in the collection. It is shown for reference only.
Scimitar antenna as used on the Apollo Service Module.
Omnidirectional antenna pattern with a hemispherical shape (as the head of a mushroom).
“Scimitar” refers to the
of the antenna element within the white enclosure (similar to the curved scimitar sword blade).
Two antennas were mounted on the Service Module, one on each side, giving full spherical coverage for VHF communications (see
of Apollo 17).
14 lbs. (6.3 kg)
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