• Short Summary

    Launching of American satellite Explorer II at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • Description

    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".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2594.02
    Media URN:
    69814
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:47:00 / 01:01:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 3064 F

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