• Short Summary

    SWEDEN LAUNCHED HER FIRST SPACE ROCKET, AUGUST 14 - IT WAS A SEVEN-FOOT ARCAS MISSILE, ONE OF FIVE PRESENTED FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES BY THE AMERICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION.

  • Description

    SWEDEN LAUNCHED HER FIRST SPACE ROCKET, AUGUST 14 - IT WAS A SEVEN-FOOT ARCAS MISSILE, ONE OF FIVE PRESENTED FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES BY THE AMERICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION. IT CLIMBED TO A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 56 MILES (90 KILOMETRES) FROM ITS LAUNCHING SITE AT JOKKMOKK, LAPLAND.

    THE AIM OF THE SWEDISH SPACE COMMITTEE WAS TO GET FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF A LAUNCHING. BUT THERE WAS A SECOND AIM: THE METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY WANTED TO STUDY WIND CONDITIONS AT THE HEIGHT OF 90 KILOMETRES. THE PAYLOAD OF THE ROCKET EXPLODED AT THIS HEIGHT AND AN ARTIFICIAL CLOUD WAS FORMED -- AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE MOVEMENTS AND EXTENSION OF THIS CLOUD WERE PHOTOGRAPHED AND FILMED FROM OBSERVATION POINTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5F2Y6Y8DK6XZ8PASQFDHOKPL0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5F2Y6Y8DK6XZ8PASQFDHOKPL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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