• Short Summary

    A giant parabola antenna measuring 30 meters in diameter and standing 35 meters high, is completed at Kashima-cho, in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, about 80 miles from Tokyo.

  • Description

    A giant parabola antenna measuring 30 meters in diameter and standing 35 meters high, is completed at Kashima-cho, in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture, about 80 miles from Tokyo.

    The antenna is the largest in the Far East, and was built at a cost of about GBP180,000.Constructed by Nippon Heavy Industries and the Uraga Heavy Industries for the Japanese Postal Services Ministry, which controls communications in Japan, the parabola antenna took two years to build.The government has slated an additional GBP500,000 for related facilities, and the Postal Ministry's radio institute plans to use the antenna to further research into space and--hopefully--to telecast overseas the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.The antenna stands in the middle of the ministry's growing space communications center.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7XMJ2KC1NZ7MRRNI4A8V4R7I2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XMJ2KC1NZ7MRRNI4A8V4R7I2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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