• Short Summary

    Another Flight Test Vehicle in the POLARIS Ballistic Missile Development Program was launched at 3:28 P.

  • Description

    (a).
    POLARIS Flight Test Vehicle launched.


    (b).
    In flight.




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: Handed out in Washington to NBC-TV for servicing both TV and theatrical pool members. Original footage to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City 1, New York, within 48 hours.
    (Official Navy footage released by Department of Defense)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Another Flight Test Vehicle in the POLARIS Ballistic Missile Development Program was launched at 3:28 P.M. (EDT), 8 May 1959, at the Atlantic Missile Range, Cape Canaver 1, Florida.

    The launching continued the series of advanced component tests begun last September. Primary objectives were separation of the first and second stages, flight control reactions, and systems performance of the solid propellant motors.

    Preliminary telemetry data received during the test flight indicated that all test objectives were achieved.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5PKSNVNBFCPTQ4V7GFNNF86EL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PKSNVNBFCPTQ4V7GFNNF86EL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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