• Short Summary

    JAPAN LAUNCHES 1 1/2-TON ROCKET... AS PART OF 'WORLD ROCKET WEEK' ACTIVITIES, THE TOKYO UNIVERSITY?

  • Description

    JAPAN LAUNCHES 1 1/2-TON ROCKET... AS PART OF 'WORLD ROCKET WEEK' ACTIVITIES, THE TOKYO UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIVITY LABORATORY LAUNCHED THE "KAPPA" 8 TYPE - A TWO-STAGE ROCKET - ON OCTOBER 25 AT MICHIKAWA BEACH.

    DESPITE BAD WEATHER THE 34-FT. LONG ROCKET WAS SAID TO HAVE REACHED A HEIGHT OF 125 MILES BEFORE FALLING 181 MILES AWAY IN THE SEA OF JAPAN.

    SPECIAL DETECTIVE EQUIPMENT INSIDE THE ROCKET BROUGHT BACK VALUABLE SCIENTIFIC DATA FROM THE IONOSPHERE. THE AKITA OBSERVATION BUREAU SUCCESSFULLY FOLLOWED THE KAPPA ROCKET BY RADAR.

    WORLD ROCKET WEEK WAS SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF AIR SPACE AND WAS HELD OCTOBER 18-25.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QNQFS88X8T5R49M4DYX8EWNS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QNQFS88X8T5R49M4DYX8EWNS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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