• Short Summary

    IT IS REPORTED THAT BRITAIN HAS SET OUT THREE CONDITIONS FOR MAINTAINING HER MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION - E.

  • Description

    IT IS REPORTED THAT BRITAIN HAS SET OUT THREE CONDITIONS FOR MAINTAINING HER MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION - E.L.D.O.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT LAST WEEK ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ORGANISATION BECAUSE OF RISING COSTS OF THE PROGRAMME.

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF E.L.D.O. MET TODAY (THURSDAY) IN PARIS. BRITAIN'S CONDITIONS FOR REMAINING A MEMBER OF THE CO-OPERATIVE VENTURE ARE REPORTED TO INCLUDE A DEMAND FOR THE REDISTRIBUTION OF COSTS; A REQUEST FOR A CEILING ON COSTS; AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO REVIEW PROGRAMME COSTS FROM TIME TO TIME.

    SINCE THE PROJECT BEGAN FOUR YEARS AGO BRITAIN HAS BEEN MEETING FORTY PER CENT OF THE COST, WHICH HAS RISEN FROM GBP70-MILLION STERLING TO MORE THAN GBP140-MILLION STERLING.

    IT IS REPORTED THAT OTHER MEMBERS OF E.L.D.O. TODAY APPEARED TO BE PREPARED TO MEET THE BRITISH CONDITIONS. THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION ARE FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, ITALY, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, AND AUSTRALIA.

    THE COUNCIL DISCUSSED BRITISH OBJECTIONS TO RISING COSTS FOR FIVE HOURS.

    BRITAIN'S POSITION WAS PUT TO THE MINISTERIAL MEETING BY THE BRITISH MINISTER FOR AIR, MR. FRED MULLEY, WHO SAID THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WOULD CONSIDER SYMPATHETICALLY PROPOSALS FOR REDUCING BRITAIN'S SHARE OF THE COSTS.

    E.L.D.O. PLANS TO LAUNCH ITS OWN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE BY 1970. THE BRITISH BLUE STREAK ROCKET IS SCHEDULED TO FORM THE FIRST STAGE OF THE LAUNCHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HO54FUWKU6LUYH77R0HQTQZP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HO54FUWKU6LUYH77R0HQTQZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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