• Short Summary

    IN HAMPSHIRE, AN UNUSUAL NEW SPACE COMMUNICATION STATION HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED, THE FIRST OF THREE BRITAIN IS BUILDING IN CO-OPERATION WITH AMERICA.

  • Description

    IN HAMPSHIRE, AN UNUSUAL NEW SPACE COMMUNICATION STATION HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED, THE FIRST OF THREE BRITAIN IS BUILDING IN CO-OPERATION WITH AMERICA.

    IT WILL BE PART OF A SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM THAT WILL ENABLE AMERICAN MILITARY FORCES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO COMMUNICATE BY MEANS OF UP TO TWENTY SATELLITES.

    THE HAMPSHIRE STATION WILL ALSO GIVE BRITISH FORCES FREE ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM.

    BOTH THE AERIAL AND CONTROL ROOM AT THE STATION ARE HOUSED IN AN INFLATABLE PLASTIC RADOME.

    THIS ADVANCED TECHNIQUE OF CONSTRUCTION IS ALMOST UNKNOWN IN BRITAIN.

    USING THIS METHOD, THE GROUND STATION COULD BE COLLAPSED AND TRANSPORTED BY AIRCRAFT TO ANY FORT OF THE WORLD AND BE RE-ERECTED WITH FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF LANDING.

    INSIDE, THERE'S A FORTY-FEET WIDE DISH AERIAL WHICH REVOLVES FREELY ON A CIRCULAR TRACK.

    LIKE THE RADOME ITSELF, THE EQUIPMENT IS PREFABRICATED, SO THAT IT COULD BE QUICKLY BROKEN DOWN FOR TRANSPORTATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC2CWVM2141PSQNS1F5RN3PEUW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2CWVM2141PSQNS1F5RN3PEUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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