Final inspection of Europe's latest and most advanced geo-stationary scientific satellite

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Final inspection of Europe's latest and most advanced geo-stationary scientific satellite

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"Go-ahead for European research satellite undergoing final inspection at the Bristol, south-west England space centre of British Aircraft Corporation is the development satellite of GEOS - Europe's latest and most advanced geo-stationary scientific satellite. Approval of successful trials by the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) means that work can now proceed on flight standard spacecraft. GEOS is due to be launched by rocket from an American test range toward the end of 1976 and will be an important part of a two-year International magnetospheric study. It will carry scientific experiments from seven countries into orbit more than 22,000 miles (35,000 km) above the equator to detect and measure the magnetic and electric fields surrounding the earth and the flow of particles emitted by the sun. Information sent back from space will be distributed to scientists throughout the world. The go-ahead decision is the culmination of 22 months' development work by the British Aircraft Corporation as prime contractor. The 1,210 lb (550 kg) spacecraft is designed for a two year working life."

Subject

Satellites

Creator

B.I.S.

Date

3-May-1975

Source

NLJ Photograph collection IN: Daily News Collection - Electricity - Satellite

Identifier

D0007891

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Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

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JPEG

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Photograph

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B.I.S., “Final inspection of Europe's latest and most advanced geo-stationary scientific satellite,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed January 26, 2022, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7073.