• Short Summary

    THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON (date - source) A NEW SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT:
    A SMALL ATOMIC POWER PLANT, WEIGHING FIVE POUNDS, THAT COULD KEEP THE EQUIPMENT IN A SATELLITE OPERATING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

  • Description


    MODEL OF RADIOISOTOPE (CQ) FUELED THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR (??) COL. JACK ARMSTRONG (CQ) POINTS TO THE DIFFERENT PIECES OF APPARATUS THE OPEN MODEL IS A CUT OUT OF THE ACTUAL "ATOMIC PLANT" ON RIGHT.



    VARIOUS SHOTS



    COL. JACK ARMSTRONG ???? LIOAKS ???? THE RADIOISOTOPE TO A SMALL PROPELLER - VARIOUS SHOTS



    HE THEN SHOWS GEIGER COUNTER WORKING BY PLACING OVER THE ATOMIC "PLANT"



    VARIOUS SHOTS



    COL. ARMSTRONG ???? LIOAKS ???? THE ATOMIC PLANT TO RECEIVER (????)



    SHOTS OF RECEIVER AND ANTENNA (????)



    VARIOUS CU'S -- MODEL



    THIS ATOMIC "PLANT WOULD/CAN BE USED IN SATELLITE AND WOULD DO AWAY WITH APPROXIMATELY 1,450 POUND OF BATTERIES.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON (date - source) A NEW SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT:
    A SMALL ATOMIC POWER PLANT, WEIGHING FIVE POUNDS, THAT COULD KEEP THE EQUIPMENT IN A SATELLITE OPERATING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACKCMIYCUR1KOMS9V7EHULK2C4
    Media URN:
    VLVACKCMIYCUR1KOMS9V7EHULK2C4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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