• Short Summary

    THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION HAS JUST COME INTO FORMAL EXISTENCE WITH THE SIGNATURE BY ITALY OF THE 1962 CONVENTION.

  • Description

    THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION HAS JUST COME INTO FORMAL EXISTENCE WITH THE SIGNATURE BY ITALY OF THE 1962 CONVENTION. IT HAS NOW BEEN ACCEPTED BY ALL 10 MEMBER STATES.

    IT WILL OPERATE A GBP100 MILLION EIGHT-YEAR PROGRAMME, DRAFTED BY THE PREPARATORY COMMISSION, FOR THE LAUNCHING OF 400 SOUND WAVE ROCKETS AND 14 SMALL AND MEDIUM ROCKETS TO BE DEVOTED PURELY TO SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES.

    THE FIRST PRESIDENT WILL BE PROFESSOR PIERRE AUGER, A FRENCH SCIENTIST WHO WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING THE PROJECT. THE SEAT OF THE NEW BODY WILL BE IN PARIS, ALSO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE EUROPEAN LAUNCHING DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (ELDO).

    MEMBERS OF ELDO HAVE AGREED TO THE JOINT PRODUCTION OF A THREE-STAGE LAUNCHER, USING THE BRITISH BLUE STREAK ROCKET AS ITS FIRST STAGE. FRANCE IS TO PRODUCE THE SECOND STAGE AND WEST GERMANY THE THIRD. THE PLANS CALL FOR TEST FIRINGS ON THE WOOMERA RANGE IN AUSTRALIA.

    THE ORGANISATION WILL HAVE SPACE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AT DELFT IN HOLLAND; A DATA ANALYSIS CENTRE IN DARMSTADT, WEST GERMANY; A RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN ITALY. TRACKING AND TELEMETRY STATIONS NEAR BRUSSELS, SPITZBERGEN (NORWAY), ALASKA AND THE FALKLAND ISLANDS ARE ENVISAGED.

    A BRITISH MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL SAID YESTERDAY EUROPE WAS POOLING HER SCIENTIFIC BRAINS AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES: "WE CAN COMPETE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION AND MAKE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION IN SCIENTIFIC SPACE EXPLORATION".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACDJZMW8WL5OINLF1YCKP3KXBR
    Media URN:
    VLVACDJZMW8WL5OINLF1YCKP3KXBR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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