• Short Summary

    MOROCCO'S MINISTER FOR POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS, MR. BARDREDDINE SENOUSSI, LAST WEEK LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE?

  • Description

    MOROCCO'S MINISTER FOR POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS, MR. BARDREDDINE SENOUSSI, LAST WEEK LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE OF AFRICA'S FIRST GROUND STATION FOR THE RELAY OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS. THE STATION, WHICH IS AT SOUK-EL-ARBA DES SEHOULS, 21 MILES (35 KMS.) EAST OF RABAT, WILL START OPERATIONS IN AUGUST NEXT YEAR.

    THE GROUND STATION WILL CONNECT MOROCCO WITH INTELSAT, THE WORLD SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.

    THE AMERICAN AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION IS CONTRIBUTING 4,200,000 DOLLARS TO THE INSTALLATION. A LOAN FROM THE IMPORT-EXPORT BANK HAS FINANCED THE CONSTRUCTION WORK WHILE THE MOROCCAN POST OFFICE AND AEROJET WILL COMBINE TO JOINTLY OPERATE THE STATION.

    SIMILAR STATIONS WILL BE BUILT IN SENEGAL AND KENYA AND MOST PROBABLY IN ETHIOPIA AND EGYPT, ACCORDING TO AN AEROJET SPOKESMAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA971ITE3ZXHZAEDSGX7JYLDOLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA971ITE3ZXHZAEDSGX7JYLDOLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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