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Snapping the Satellites

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1762A
Date Released
14 Mar 1963
Date submitted
8 Mar 1963
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Rugby - Historic Victory for Ireland
  2. 2Canadian Carnival
  3. 3Snapping the Satellites
  4. 4With the Queen in Australia (Colour)

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 4
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Snapping the Satellites. DESCRIPTION: As more and more satellites are shot into the skies, so the business of tracking them becomes increasingly difficult. This is one of two 8 1/2 ton tracking cameras being used at Malvern’s Royal Radar Establishment. With a focal length of 24 inches and an aperture of 26 inches, it’s able to pin-point the position of a satellite to the equivalent of one foot on forty miles. SHOTLIST: Key scene. MS model of satellite round earth, camera out of shed ready for launching (5 shots). CU man turning handle, final preparation for launching (4 shots). CU controls. MS model of satellite round world. CU man pressing button. CU camera. MS model of satellite round world. CU camera.
Keywords
Communications; Science and technology; Space
Locations
Malvern; Evesham
Card file number
86215
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
83
Story extras:

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