Launching of American satellite Explorer II at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel titles read: 'ONE OF OUR SATELLITES IS MISSING'.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America.
Three shots of launching platform with Explorer II being hoisted up. Three shots of diagram of the Explorer II satellite. M/S men looking through telescope. L/Ss of rocket being launched, moving up into space.
Commentator explains that scientists believe Explorer II burned up on re-entering the atmosphere 1900 miles away "but its fate may never be known".