• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH STAGE OF THE ELDO ROCKET, EUROPA I, UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL STATIC FIRING AT THE BALLISTIC AND AERODYNAMIC RESEARCH LABORATORY AT VERNON, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    THE FRENCH STAGE OF THE ELDO ROCKET, EUROPA I, UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL STATIC FIRING AT THE BALLISTIC AND AERODYNAMIC RESEARCH LABORATORY AT VERNON, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    THE FRENCH ROCKET, KNOWN A THE CORALIE, WAS FIRED FOR 103 SECONDS AND PRODUCED A THRUST OF 23 TONS. FRENCH ROCKET ENGINEERS SAID THAT THEY WERE QUITE SATISFIED WITH THE TEST.

    AT PRESENT THE ELDO PROJECT IS VERY MUCH IN THE BALANCE FOLLOWING THE THREAT OF BRITISH WITHDRAWAL BECAUSE OF THE SPIRALLING COSTS. OFFICIAL FRENCH SOURCES HAVE REPORTED THAT FRANCE NOW HAS THE ABILITY TO BUILD HER OWN ROCKET LAUNCHER AND TO PUT A TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITE INTO ORBIT BY 1970 -- EVEN IF THE ELDO PROJECT COLLAPSES.

    THE FRENCH PROJECT, CODE NAMED "VULCAIN", IS NOW UNDERGOING PRELIMINARY STUDIES. IT WILL BE A THREE STAGE ROCKET CAPABLE OF PUTTING A 296 POUND (180 KG) SATELLITE INTO A FIXED ORBIT AND A 2,200 POUND (1,000 KG) SPACE VEHICLE INTO ORBIT ABOUT 190 MILES (300 KM) ABOVE THE EARTH. THE CORALIE ROCKET WOULD FORM PART OF THE PROPOSED VULCAIN PROJECT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA534I2WGDG6VV0NQ2LMZ29XS0W
    Media URN:
    VLVA534I2WGDG6VV0NQ2LMZ29XS0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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