• Short Summary

    The Tokyo University Space Observation Institute launched a Kappa-8-11 type rocket launched at Cape Uchinoura, Uchinoura Town, Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:00 p.

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    L.S. A huge 36 feet, one and half-ton rocket was carried to Care Uchinoura.


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    M.L.S. Kappa 8-11 type was installed on the launching site.


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    M.S. Radars and Palabora and other measuring equipments are operating for measuring this rocket.


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    L.S. Scholars and scientists of the Tokyo University Space Observation Institute are watching the test.


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    L.S. Kappa 8-11 type was launched from the launching site using solid propellant into the air.


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    L.S. The rocket is in the air.




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    Background: The Tokyo University Space Observation Institute launched a Kappa-8-11 type rocket launched at Cape Uchinoura, Uchinoura Town, Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of December 18 for the purpose of measuring cosmic rays in the Space.

    As a result of chasing the Kappa 8 by radars and other measuring equipments, the rocket reached an altitude of 202 kilometers (125 miles) 22 kilometers higher than they planned in a successful firing from Cape Uchinoura.

    The 11-meter-long (36 feet), one and half ton rocket carried three geiger counters and other measuring equipments to measure cosmic rays and succeeded in the first time in Japanese history at Cape Uchinoura.

    The rocket was dropped 242 kilometers off south of Cape Uchinoura in the Pacific Ocean and this firing is not designed to renovate efficiency of the rocket and is entirely measuring cosmic rays.

    A professor of the Kyoto University who joined in this firing told the pressmen that the Tokyo University Space Observation Institute is very happy about the result of the test and would like to register this record at the Committee on Space Research at Hague, the capital of Holland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUKCDHQ1W40LA76FMKQCE0YV6
    Media URN:
    VLVACUKCDHQ1W40LA76FMKQCE0YV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
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