Newsmen and the Australian Minister of Supply, recently visited the newly completed GBPA 300,000 radio-telescope at Island Lagoon, near Woomera, the rocket station on the edge of the Australian desert.
GV PAN Telescope.
LV Group of journalists.
CU Mr. Hulme, Minister of Supply, facing camera talks to official.
CU Mr. Peter Morgan, Principal Officer of Australian Space Research talks to group of journalists.
SV Journalists and officials looking at telescope.
ANGLE V Three shots of telescope.
LV PAN Along ground cables to Instrumentation Building.
GV PAN From telescope to building where recordings will be hears.
GV PAN From telescope to cooling ducts.
EDITORS: For Radio-Telescope in Pretoria, refer Prod. No: 0791/61.
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Background: Newsmen and the Australian Minister of Supply, recently visited the newly completed GBPA 300,000 radio-telescope at Island Lagoon, near Woomera, the rocket station on the edge of the Australian desert.
The dish-shaped receiver, 85-feet in diameter, has an estimated range of 7 million miles into space. Later addictions to the equipment will enable it to transmit
Built and paid for by the United States Government as part of a joint deep space probe programme, it is one of three such satellite tracking telescopes set up by the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration to assist in their 'Project Mercury' - man in space programme. The other two telescopes are in California, USA, and Pretoria, South Africa.