France's first satellite 'Diamant' is launched from Hammaguir in the Sahara desert.
Item title reads - France joins space 'club'.
France's first satellite is launched. Sahara desert.
Aerial shot of the launching base at Hammaguir. M/S's of the rocket on the launching pad. M/S men carrying the Diamant satellite to the rocket. M/S pan up rocket.
M/S interior of control room. C/U panel showing countdown. L/S rocket motors starting. Slow motion M/S as rocket is launched, debris can be seen falling away. L/S rocket in flight. Various shots aerials tracking rocket. L/S vapour trail in the sky and an explosion where the first stage is jettisoned.