• Short Summary

    A new Sensor, a system which will provide the first wide angle surveillance of space, is being tested by the Air Force Systems Command at Lincoln National Forest, near Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

  • Description

    a.
    Sign Lincoln National Forest


    b.
    Establishing shots of facility


    c.
    Establishing shot of the facility with the dome moving


    d.
    Sequences of telescope moving on the horizontal and vertical plane.


    e.
    Dome swings around showing TV equipment


    f.
    Inside of building sequence showing tower rack and telescope moving in synchronisation


    g.
    Sequence on the centre hub and recording heads of the memorydisc.


    h.
    Computer room


    i.
    Exterior of building as the dome moves.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new Sensor, a system which will provide the first wide angle surveillance of space, is being tested by the Air Force Systems Command at Lincoln National Forest, near Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

    Reflected sunlight from space objects is transmitted to these television cameras after being picked up by this optical system. Here the signal is changed to electrical impulses. These memory units store the information. Computers automatically determine if the object is a space vehicle.

    Star gazing at orbital altitudes to 300,000 nautical miles, this facility is expected to improve US Air Force space surveillance.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF24F0UT5TUMA89GK1RN75VIBS
    Media URN:
    VLVAF24F0UT5TUMA89GK1RN75VIBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment