• Short Summary

    When the rockets and space craft soar out over the Pacific, the Navy's tracking ship "Wheeling" puts her powerful radar into action.

  • Description

    When the rockets and space craft soar out over the Pacific, the Navy's tracking ship "Wheeling" puts her powerful radar into action.

    Her big parabolic radar reaches 32-thousand miles into space...penetrating the ion sheath that commonly blacks out re-entering space vehicles.

    The "Wheeling's" immensely complex electronic systems...and those of four similar tracking ships...are manned by the technicians of Federal Electric Corporation, Paramus, New Jersey...the service arm of International Telephone and Telegraph.

    The ship cruises the Pacific Missile Range as far away as the Marshall Islands...yet her navigation gear can fix her position within a few yards.

    The "Wheeling" is one of the world's most advanced tracking and communication centers.

    Her aerospace sailors run simulated exercises to assure peak performance...to check and double-check accuracy.

    They're building up to those few minutes of actual tracking time when they and their equipment must record, translate, store, and transmit huge amounts of electronic data..preparing for those crucial moments when the success of a multi-million dollar space mission depends on their efforts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJP4IT28EA6ZGJ2F7KYDOE8NK
    Media URN:
    VLVABJP4IT28EA6ZGJ2F7KYDOE8NK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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