• Short Summary

    THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (ELDO) IS CURRENTLY EXAMINING ALTERNATIVES TO THE BLUE STREAK AS A ROCKET FOR THE EUROPA LAUNCHER.

  • Description

    THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (ELDO) IS CURRENTLY EXAMINING ALTERNATIVES TO THE BLUE STREAK AS A ROCKET FOR THE EUROPA LAUNCHER. AT VERNON YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ONE OF THE FRENCH DEVELOPMENTS - THE L.120 TURBO-PUMP ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED.

    THE TEST WAS AN IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE FRENCH DEVELOPERS OF THE MOTOR. A ROCKET INCORPORATION A FIRST STAGE OF FIVE OF THESE ENGINES WOULD BE ABLE TO PUT INTO ORBIT A WEATHER OR COMMUNICATION SATELLITE WEIGHING UP TO 700 KILOGRAMMES.

    THE ENGINE, WHICH WAS ON SHOW AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW RECENTLY, IS PART OF THE INVESTIGATIONS WHICH ELDO STARTED WHEN THE LIMITATIONS OF THE BLUE STREAK ROCKET FOR PUTTING LARGE COMMUNICATIONS OR SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES INTO ORBIT WERE REALISED.

    PLANS TO FIND ALTERNATIVES TO BLUE STREAK WERE EXPECTED AFTER BRITAIN'S DECISION TO STOP CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ORGANISATION. A NEW ROCKET SYSTEM WOULD ALLOW ELDO TO APPORTION WORK TO OTHER MEMBER COUNTRIES WHO HAVE RAISED SUBSCRIPTIONS TO COUNTER BRITISH WITHDRAWAL.

    IT WAS REPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT PLANS TO LAUNCH A EUROPEAN ROCKET TO PUT AN ITALIAN SATELLITE INTO ORBIT HAVE BEEN SET BACK BY A MINOR EXPLOSION ON THE WOOMERA LAUNCH-PAD. A NEW STATEMENT ON BLAST-OFF TIME WAS EXPECTED LATER TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAKK6RHSO6Q2IM7IX7QKNDV7I7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKK6RHSO6Q2IM7IX7QKNDV7I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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