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    1.
    WINKFIELD, A VILLAGE IN BERKSHIRE, THE HOME OF...


    2.
    ,,,BRITAIN'S MINITRACK STATION, FOR OBSERVING SATELLITES RUN BY RADIO RESEARCH STATION OF DSIR. ONE OF A CHAIN OF TWELVE IDENTICAL STATIONS ROUND THE WORLD.


    3.
    ONE OF THE FOUR "BEDSTEAD" AERIALS, ARRANGED IN THE FORM OF A CROSS FOR TRACKING THE SATELLITE.


    4.
    THE MASTER CONSOLE - THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM AT WINKFIELD.


    5.
    TRACKING INFORMATION ON PUNCHED TAPE FOR FEEDING TO THE COMPUTERS. TELLS US ACCURATELY THE DIRECTION OF THE SATELLITE.


    6.
    THE SATELLITE ALSO SENDS OUT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXPERIMENTS IN IT, AND THIS IS RECORDED ON THESE TAPES. (TAPE PF SATELLITE NOISES SUPPLIED &7.5.1.P.S.1/2" HALF TRACK.)


    7.
    THE MESSAGES ARE RECEIVED BY THESE "FISHBONE" (OR YAGI) AERIALS HUNTING IN THE SKY.


    8.
    SCIENTISTS ON DUTY OPERATING THE TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT WHICH RECEIVES THESE MESSAGES ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT.


    9.
    SOME INFORMATION IS STORED IN THE SATELLITE WHEN IT IS OUT OF RANGE OF THE MINITRACK STATIONS. A COMMAND BUTTON IS PRESSED...


    10.
    ...RELEASING A SIGNAL FROM THE FISHBONE AERIALS WHICH MAKES THE SATELLITE PLAY BACK THIS STORED INFORMATION AT HIGH SPEED.


    11.
    THE VOICE OF THE SATELLITE TAPE SUPPLIED.




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    N.B. THE TAPE IS A MARK-UP THE EXPECTED SIGNAL.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVABFU344KFZRKZGOIWSIUU1RVIO
    Media URN:
    VLVABFU344KFZRKZGOIWSIUU1RVIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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