• Short Summary

    New British satellite tracking station is housed in an inflatable protective dome.

  • Description

    Christchurch, Hampshire.

    GV. Christchurch beach. Pan to the 'Radome' housing the scanner - a new British satellite tracking station in an inflatable protective dome. AS. The dome. GV. Inside the dome, pan up to the scanner. SV. Group (left to right) Marconi transmitting engineer Mr Naish, Marconi Project Manager Mr Kravis, and Mr Stevens, Director of Signals Research and Development Establishment, & SCU. AS. The dish. Nearer shot of the dish. SV. Servo control room revolving and coming to stop in front of camera. SV. Interior, man operating controls. CU. Some of the controls. SV. Man operating controls. SV. Pan, the data analysis room with punch tape being fed into computer. CU. Tape, & SCU. GV. Inside the satellite control centre. Man walks over and places notice on board. SCU. Man putting notices on board, heading reads "Earth Station Status". CU. The board showing the notices where tracking satellites are situated. Among the places are Christchurch, Fort Dix, Near East and Far East. SV. The dish. GV. Looking towards bathing huts with the radome towering in background.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:44:00 / 01:51:04:00

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