• Short Summary

    FINAL CHECKS ON BRITAIN'S BLUE STREAK ROCKET BEGAN AT THE WOOMERA ROCKET RANGE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ON MONDAY (18TH MAY), AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL SUNDAY, WHEN THE 48-HOUR COUNTDOWN BEGINS: FINAL PRELUDE TO THE MISSILE'S FIRST FLIGHT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BLUE STREAK MISSILE ON LAUNCHING PAD.
    0.10

    2.
    GV INT CONTROL CENTRE - TECHNICIANS AT CONTROLS.
    0.17

    3.
    LV DITTO.
    0.21

    4.
    SV OPERATORS AT CONTROL CONSUL.
    0.25

    5.
    CU MONITORING SETS
    0.30

    6.
    SV PAN MONITORING SETS TO TECHNICIANS.
    0.38

    7.
    SV SAFETY CONTROLLER
    0.42

    8.
    SV MAN AT CONSUL.
    0.48

    9.
    CU "WREBUS S.L.V. FLIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM" (2 SHOTS).
    0.54

    10.
    SCU DIGITAL COUNTER ON SPONSOR'S CONSUL.
    0.58

    11.
    CU COUNTER READING "MINUS 48 SECS." AND MOVING TO ZERO.
    1.04

    12.
    GV BLUE STREAK
    1.08

    13.
    SV DITTO.
    1.11

    14.
    CU BLAST-OFF BUTTON IS PUSHED.
    1.14

    15.
    CU BLUE STREAK FIRING (STATIC TEST FIRING).
    1.21

    16.
    GV BLUE STREAK.
    1.26



    Initials JM/A&S/AW/ES JM/A&S/AW/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FINAL CHECKS ON BRITAIN'S BLUE STREAK ROCKET BEGAN AT THE WOOMERA ROCKET RANGE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ON MONDAY (18TH MAY), AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL SUNDAY, WHEN THE 48-HOUR COUNTDOWN BEGINS: FINAL PRELUDE TO THE MISSILE'S FIRST FLIGHT.

    THE 63-FOOT (19-METRE) STAINLESS STEEL ROCKET -- FIRST STAGE OF THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS'S 3-STAGE SATELLITE LAUNCHER -- IS ALREADY STANDING WITHIN ITS PROTECTIVE TOWER 200-FEET (61 METRES) ABOVE THE GROUND.

    BLUE STREAK IS SCHEDULED TO COVER 1,000 MILES (1600 KMS) IN 10-MINUTES, REACHING A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 170-MILES (272 KMS). IT WILL BE BROKEN UP DURING RE-ENTRY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE BY EXPLOSIVE CHARGES BUILT INTO ITS SYSTEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1O3VQ0W8RM4MWH5GUJ4RN1UNK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O3VQ0W8RM4MWH5GUJ4RN1UNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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