Vanguard rocket fitted with weather data satellite to collect information on the weather.
United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Vanguard is a Weather Man'.
GV. Rocket launching tower, silhouetted against the evening sky. MS. & CU. The gold plated satellite arriving - its purpose is to gather weather data. Various shots of satellite being hoisted into its position as the nose of the rocket and of technicians fitting protective nose cone. MS. Liquid oxygen tank. GV. Launching platform with rocket emitting vapour from the liquid oxygen. MS. The launching, camera pans up with the rocket until it fades from sight.
Date found in the old record - 18/02/1959.