• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES LAUNCHED ITS SYNCOM COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE INTO ORBIT TODAY (14 FEBRUARY).

    THE SYNCOM IS?

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES LAUNCHED ITS SYNCOM COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE INTO ORBIT TODAY (14 FEBRUARY).

    THE SYNCOM IS SCHEDULED FOR A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS BEFORE IT CAN BECOME OPERATIONAL.THE SYNCOM WILL APPEAR TO BE STATIONARY IN SPACE IN RELATION TO EARTH BECAUSE IT WILL ROTATE AT THE SAME SPEECH A THE EARTH, AT AN ALTITUDE OF 22,300 MILE ABOVE EARTH.

    LIMITED COMMUNICATIONS TESTS ARE TO START FIVE DAYS AFTER LAUNCHING.THE SATELLITE'S ANTENNA WILL NOT BE PROPERLY ORIENTED FOR CONTINUOUS TESTING UNTIL SYNCOM IS OVER THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.

    UNLIKE THE TELSTAR AND RELAY SATELLITES, SYNCOM IS NOT EQUIPPED FOR TELEVISION TRANSMISSIONS.IT WEIGHS ONLY 86 POUNDS AND IS GEARED ONLY FOR TELEPHONE, TELETYPE AND RADIO TRANSMISSIONS.

    BECAUSE THE SYNCOM AT THE ALTITUDE OF 22,300 FEET WILL BE ABLE TO COVER ONE-THIRD OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE, A SYSTEM OF THREE SATELLITES IS ENVISIONED AT EQUALLY SPACED POINTS ABOUT THE EARTH.THESE WOULD MAKE CIRCULAR ORBITS AND WOULD THUS PROVIDE A CONTINUOUS WORLD-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JKASPH32G0BWEF9Y57R91L9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JKASPH32G0BWEF9Y57R91L9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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