Apollo Scimitar Antenna
  • 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 shape 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 NASA photo of Apollo 17).

14 lbs. (6.3 kg)

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