• Short Summary

    A COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENT BETWEEN THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE OF MUNICH, GERMANY, AND THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WAS LAUNCHED FROM WALLOPS ISLAND, VA., AT 5:05 A.

  • Description

    A COOPERATIVE EXPERIMENT BETWEEN THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE OF MUNICH, GERMANY, AND THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WAS LAUNCHED FROM WALLOPS ISLAND, VA., AT 5:05 A.M. EDT TODAY.

    THE LARGE COLOURFUL CLOUD, ILLUMINATED BY THE SUN'S RAYS, WAS VISIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES. REPORTS OF SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM PORTLAND, ME.; GREENVILLE, N.C.; AND MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. A SIMILAR LAUNCH IS SCHEDULED FOR 5:41 A.M. EDT ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, WEATHER PERMITTING.

    LAUNCHED ON A FOUR-STAGE JAVELIN SOUNDING ROCKET, TODAY'S EXPERIMENT EJECTED A BARIUM CLOUD AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 560 STATUTE MILES. AS THE BARIUM BECOME IONIZED BY SOLAR RADIATION, THE IONIZED CLOUD BECAME ATTACHED TO THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD TO FROM AN ELONGATED PATTERN, SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES LONG.

    THIS LAUNCH IS A PRELUDE TO TA SIMILAR EXPERIMENT IN THE SPRING OF 1971, WHEN A BARIUM CLOUD WILL BE RELEASED AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 20,000 MILES. THAT EXPERIMENT, TO STUDY THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM WALLOPS ON A SCOUT LAUNCH VEHICLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7PFD5N7W4FQDNX0ZLJAZ8LLGR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PFD5N7W4FQDNX0ZLJAZ8LLGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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