Move the pointer over the numbers in the drawing
to access the legend
Tap a circle to access the legend
tap anywhere else to cancel
Twin gate space scanners.
Special frequency antennae for direct communication with the base.
Space signalling laser beam.
Lock-on star-fix sensors coupled to computer controlled
jets which maintain the satellite in correct position.
Astrodome housing of the telescope; this high resolution instrument can
be used manually or coupled to a TV screen in the monitor room.
Duplicate monitor room; in case of a major fault the damaged room
is vacated and the operator walks through to the duplicate – this also
means that Thunderbird 5 is never out of commission during overhaul.
Lift tube to other floors.
Airlock; these are strategically sited throughout the satellite as a precaution against air leakage.
Movable screens to cover the window against sun glare.
Stores and replacement parts.
Lift tube, emergency ladder and catwalk to Thunderbird 3 dock.
Sleeping accomodation with foldaway bunks.
Double walls filled with coagulant compound to seal micro meteor punctures.
Cables and plasma pump supplying
Plasma core localised field meteor deflector.
Field localiser magnetic pole unit.
Main generating room using atomic batteries and piles.
Electromagnetic baffle – one of a ring of anti-radar devices
set in the base used to prevent accidental discovery.
Docking ramp for Thunderbird 3.
Fuel tanks for 'topping up' Thunderbird 3.
Long pylon holds main antenna clear of distortion caused by anti-meteor device.
Solitary duty over long periods can be a great strain – in order that the monitors'
efficiency shall be unimpaired, great attention has been paid to providing more
than adequate rest facilities; here we show a portion of the lounge
TV screen which can also be used in conjunction with a film library
Direct communication screen and speaker relaying messages from Tracy Island
Warning light and speaker linked to a special computer which has been programmed to select all messages containing
words such as 'Help', 'Emergency', &c. in all of the world's languages, and relay them to positions all over the satellite
thus alerting the operator (the panel in the sleeping quarters contains a warning alarm signal as well as a light)
Hand microphone linked to broadcasting system
Door to sleeping quarters
Pot plant growing in nutrient solution, one of John's hobbies
Part of the immense library of books, tapes and film; not surprisingly,
John spends a lot of his duty time studying languages
Tape selector for concealed record player
Not only a coffee table, but at the touch of a button producing a variety
of refreshing drinks from beneath via the rising plate on the top
The monitor room
The monitor room has two main functions. 1.
To enable John to maintain a constant check on the efficient running of the equipment. 'Tell-tale' warning lights inform him of the necessity to make adjustments. 2.
To enable John to override the automatics and amplify the channel or channels he particularly wishes to monitor.