• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HAS SET UP A TEMPORARY TRACKING AND WEATHER STATION AT DAKAR, IN SENEGAL TO COMPLETE A RING OF SIMILAR STATIONS AROUND THE WORLD FOR TOMORROW'S (MONDAY) GEMINI-6 MANNED SPACE FLIGHT.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HAS SET UP A TEMPORARY TRACKING AND WEATHER STATION AT DAKAR, IN SENEGAL TO COMPLETE A RING OF SIMILAR STATIONS AROUND THE WORLD FOR TOMORROW'S (MONDAY) GEMINI-6 MANNED SPACE FLIGHT.

    TOMORROW'S FLIGHT WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS ATTEMPTED BY THE AMERICANS. DURING THE FLIGHT THE MANNED GEMINI-6 SPACE CRAFT WILL ATTEMPT TO RENDEZVOUS WITH AN UNMANNED CRAFT LAUNCHED NEARLY TWO HOURS BEFORE GEMINI-6.

    THROUGHOUT THE ORBITAL FLIGHT THE MANNED SATELLITE WILL BE WATCHED FROM POINTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

    THE DAKAR TRACKING STATION IS AN IMPORTANT LINK IN THE CHAIN OF STATIONS. IT IS THE FIRST GROUND-BASED STATION OVER WHICH THE SATELLITE WILL PASS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC.

    HUNDREDS OF TONS OF RADIO AND WEATHER EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN FLOWN IN FOR THE STATION. A SUPER CONSTELLATION TRACKING AIRCRAFT WHICH IS ABLE TO PRECISELY TRACK AND RECORD THE PATH OF SATELLITES WILL BE OPERATING FROM DAKAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH EQUIPMENT ON THE GROUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2KU4NCOOYZ5URZV1JQPI98OLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KU4NCOOYZ5URZV1JQPI98OLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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