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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of satellite tracking equipment and data monitoring inside and outside the station.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Winkfield, Berkshire

    GV Country scene. GV Exterior, small Minitrack Station for observing satellites (including the UK-2/S-52) run by Radio Research Station in the countryside. MS One of the "bedstead" tracking aerials. MS The master control room at Winkfield. Various shots, the system for which information on the path of a satellite is fed through on a ticker tape machine. MS One of the "fishbone" aerials. Various shots, inside the telemetry equipment used for tracking. MS Another aerial.

    Note: Date on original record: 26/03/1964.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:16:00 / 01:59:36:00
    UN 3879 B

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    I'm excited to find this footage as my father worked at Winkfield from 1965 to 1967 as a Field Engineer / teletype operator with Bendix Corporation tracking Project Gemini flights. Thank you for posting this! If you have any footage from those years, it would be great to see as he just passed away this year.

    Elizabeth Lilley

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  2. boffin says

    Hi Elizabeth,
    I have only just found your comment, I am sorry to hear your Dad passed away.
    Was your Dad Ted Lilley ?
    John Smith

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