• Short Summary

    AN EXCHANGE OF MESSAGES BETWEEN PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER ETSUSABURO SHIINA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) INAUGURATED TRANSMISSION BY SYNCOM THREE -- THE NEW "STATIONARY" COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE THAT WILL RELAY COVERAGE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO THE U.

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    AN EXCHANGE OF MESSAGES BETWEEN PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER ETSUSABURO SHIINA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) INAUGURATED TRANSMISSION BY SYNCOM THREE -- THE NEW "STATIONARY" COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE THAT WILL RELAY COVERAGE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO THE U.S. AND CANADA AND FROM THERE VIA TAPE TO EUROPE.

    IN NEW YORK CITY, THE TRANSMISSION FROM TOKYO WAS RECEIVED WITH NEAR-PERFECT CLARITY. ALONG WITH THE MESSAGE FROM FOREIGN MINISTER SHIINA, THERE WERE SEQUENCES SHOWING U.S. SWIMMERS TRAINING IN TOKYO'S OLYMPIC POOL FOR THE COMING GAMES.

    MR. JOHNSON SAID THE LATEST TRIUMPH IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS "OPENS FOR US NEW VISTAS OF FRIENDSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE FIELDS OF EDUCATION, CULTURAL EXCHANGE, BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT".

    FOREIGN MINISTER SHIINA EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE TELEVISION EXCHANGE THROUGH THE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE WOULD "CONTRIBUTE GREATLY TOP THE COMMON EFFORTS WE HAVE MADE TOWARDS DEEPENING THE TIES OF MUTUAL ESTEEM AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES".

    SYNCOM THREE IS NOT ACTUALLY "STATIONARY", BUT IT APPEARS TO BE SO. THIS IS BECAUSE ITS ORBITAL SPEED AND THE ROTATION OF THE EARTH ARE VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL SO THAT SYNCOM REMAINS CONSTANTLY OVER THE SAME SPOT ON THE EARTH'S SURFACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YI21XQ8ZGJWCWOHBLZRHOW93
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YI21XQ8ZGJWCWOHBLZRHOW93
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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