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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Title reads: "US Orbits 'Weatherman In Space'. American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Weather recording satellite 'Tiros the 2nd' showing the solar cells, before the satellite is put into the rocket. MS Panning with the satellite being raised up for fitting to rocket. MS Man at massive control panel. GV Rocket being fired, pan with it as it climbs vertically in perfect take-off. Dissolve to man tracking rocket on radar screen fitted into large control panel. Diagram showing the orbit of the satellite CU Radar antennae. CU Man removing a tape from automatic recording panel. GV Large bowl-shapes radar scanner. CU Man at control panel. CU Dials recording the angle of the radar scanners, dissolve to scanner moving as it follows the rocket. CU Men checking controls with cut-ins of various dials and buttons, etc. Various shots of clusters of radar scanners at a meteorological station. CU Man arriving the equipment which picks up a picture from the satellite. CU Radar showing picture of the earth as transmitted.

    (Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 23/11/1960.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:41:00 / 01:07:56:00
    UN 3424 G
    Sort Number:
    UN 3424 G
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology
    Inventions 1960s it came from outer space Solar Energy GPS GPS Computers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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