Video – Alaskan antenna bites the dust…

Controlled blast drops huge dish.

A massive 30 metre diameter satellite dish at Bartlett Earth Station in Talkeetna, Alaska has been demolished in a controlled implosion.

The Bartlett Earth Station was built almost 50 years ago by a company called COMSAT. COMSAT’S antenna brought communications to the region shortly after Alaska became a state.

Now, marking the end of an era, New Horizons Telecom, has carefully coordinated and executed the demolition of the giant antenna, making way for more modernised telecommunications systems in the state.