Work on Deep Space Staion 35 continues apace for a completion date later this year. In the meantine, the serious business of getting its sister dish, Deep Space Station 36 (DSS36) off the ground really begins.
The levelling layers for the pedestal and rampway were poured in January and are now ready to take the next series of levels, the pedestal base, walls and entry ramp foundations. On Monday 17th February approximately 400 cubic metres of concrete were poured. Nearly 80 concrete trucks ferried the mixture onto the site over a 12 hour period. Each delivery having to be critically timed to allow for the pour to happen and the next ready before the first starts to set.
Contractors ensured that each pour was thoroughly intermixed with the previous layer so that no voids were created in…
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