• Short Summary

    A British satellite carrying X-ray research equipment will be launched from Kenya in October and preparations at the launch site are underway.

  • Description

    A British satellite carrying X-ray research equipment will be launched from Kenya in October and preparations at the launch site are underway.

    The launching platform is a converted oil rig off the Kenyan coast selected because of its proximity to the Equator.

    The satellite was built in England by the Marconi Space and Defence Systems Division under a two-and-a-half-million sterling (about 5.5. million dollars) contract for the British Science Research Council. It will be launched on an American made Scout racket.

    The satellite will carry X-ray equipment for studying emissions from space.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5O6MMS1OCK47KJNBJPHE17YCM
    Media URN:
    VLVA5O6MMS1OCK47KJNBJPHE17YCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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