Possible Superbird artist's rendering

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:37:39 -0600

This page:


which I presume is mostly in Japanese, has a fairly large
artist's conception of what I presume are 3 Superbird
satellites -- two smaller ones that look about the same, 
and a larger one that has some different features from the 
smaller two.  I wonder if these are Superbird A, B, and C.  
Anyway, all three have two polygonal mirror-looking 
appendages extending above and below the main body.  The
flat faces of these two antennae (presumably) appear to 
make an angle of something like 150 degrees.  There are 
also two solar panels on each pictured satellite, 
perpendicular to the two mirror-like antennae; the solar 
panels are long rectangles that appear to be oriented 
exactly opposite one another (in a straight line).

Ed C.