• Short Summary

    KUWAIT'S NEW SATELLITE EARTH STATION WAS OFFICIAL OPENED ON MONDAY (15 DECEMBER) BY THE AMIR OF KUWAIT, SHEIKH SABAH-AL-SALEM AL SABAH.

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    KUWAIT'S NEW SATELLITE EARTH STATION WAS OFFICIAL OPENED ON MONDAY (15 DECEMBER) BY THE AMIR OF KUWAIT, SHEIKH SABAH-AL-SALEM AL SABAH.

    THE CEREMONY, AT UMM AL AISH, ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH OF THE CITY OF KUWAIT, STARTED WITH A READY FROM THE HOLY KORAN. GUEST WHO INCLUDED THE CROWN PRINCE AND PRIME MINISTER; THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; SHEIKS, MINISTER, THE HEAD OF THE NATION GUARDS AND DELEGATES FROM ARAB AND OTHER FRIENDLY COUNTRIES, WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE ENTIRE CEREMONY ON CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION.

    THE INAUGURAL SPEECH WAS MADE BY THE MINISTER OF POSRS AND TELEGRAPHS, ABDUL AZIZ ABDULA AL SAR'AWI. MR. SAR'AWI SAID THE STATION HAD BEEN IN OPERATIONAL USE SINCE 28 OCTOBER 1969 AND HAD BEEN POSSIBLE TO RELAY TELEGRAMS AND TELEPHONE CALLS FROM THAT DAT, AS WELL AS TRANSMIT LIVE PICTURES OF THE APOLLO 12 MISSION.

    AS PART OF THE INAUGURATION CEREMONIES THE UNDER SECRETARY OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS, ABDEL RAHMAN KHALED AL GHUNAI HELD A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF COMSAT IN WASHINGTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LB5DI31EW20P7VTALO7DDXG5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LB5DI31EW20P7VTALO7DDXG5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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