• Short Summary

    THANKS TO EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS, MEETING AT NICE IN THE SPRING OF 1960, THE INITIATIVE WAS BORN FOR THE CONCEPTION OF A EUROPEAN ORGANISATION CONTRIBUTING TO SCIENTIFIC SPACE RESEARCH WORK AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.

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    THANKS TO EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS, MEETING AT NICE IN THE SPRING OF 1960, THE INITIATIVE WAS BORN FOR THE CONCEPTION OF A EUROPEAN ORGANISATION CONTRIBUTING TO SCIENTIFIC SPACE RESEARCH WORK AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. ESRO--THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION--WAS THE OUTCOME, AND THIS APRIL THEIR SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN NOORDWICK, HOLLAND, ENTERS A FULLY-OPERATIONAL STAGE.

    THE ESTEC COMPLEX IS DUE TO BE INAUGURATED ON APRIL 3 (WEDNESDAY). WORK BEGAN ON IT IN MARCH, 1965, AND A NETWORK OF LABORATORIES NOW RISES TO 25 METRES (YARDS) ABOVE THE NOORDWIJK SANDS. ITS BUILDINGS INCLUDED WORKSHOPS, STORES, ADMINISTRATIVE ZONES, AND, MOST EXCITING, COMPLEX LABORATORIES FOR THE TESTING OF ROCKETS, SATELLITES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. SEEN ON FILM IS THE TESTING OF A HEAS-A SATELLITE, AND THE ORIENTATION OF A ROCKET SYSTEM TO AN ARTIFICIAL SUN.

    ESRO WAS FOUNDED TO PROVIDED FACILITIES IN EUROPE FOR SPACE RESEARCH COMPARABLE TO THOSE ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR SPACE RESEARCHERS IN THE U.S.A. AND U.S.S.R. IN GENERAL. THE PRINCIPAL GOAL OF THE ORGANISATION IS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES FOR THE EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY TO CARRY OUT THIS RESEARCH. THE ORGANISATION ALSO HAS A PARIS HEADQUARTERS, A DATA CENTRE FOR COMPUTATION AND PROCESSING IN DARMSTADT, GERMANY, AND A TRACKING NETWORK ALSO BASED ON DARMSTADT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XSR21Y7K46UTSOCHU287M8U6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XSR21Y7K46UTSOCHU287M8U6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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