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Woomera tracks Tiros II fifty- eight minutes after launching



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WOOMERtt TRACKS TIROS I I FIFTY-EIGHT MINUTES AFTER LAUNCHING, S t a t e m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r S u p p l y , The Hon, i:t , S . Hu lm e , Μ.Ρ»

The M i n i s t e r f o r S u p p l y , Mr. A l a n S. Hulme, s a i d t o d a y

t h a t t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s W e a th e r S a t e l l i t e TIROS I I , wh ic h was

l a u n c h e d y e s t e r d a y , was t r a c k e d by t h e Woomera S t a t i o n j u s t

f i f t y - e i g h t m i n u t e s a f t e r l a u n c h i n g .

Woomera had r e c o r d e d t h e r a t e o f r o l l and m o n i t o r e d t h e

t o n e f r e q u e n c y o f t h e s a t e l l i t e a s r e q u e s t e d by t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s

N a t i o n a l A e r o n a u t i c s and Space a d m i n i s t r a t i o n .

" T r a c k i n g w i l l c o n t i n u e , and t h e S t a t i o n h o p e s t o g e t a

p h o t o g r a p h w i t h t h e Ba ker-Nunn c am era a s soon a s c o n d i t i o n s a r e

s u i t a b l e " , s a i d Mr. Hulme.

Canberra.

2 h t h November. 1960 P.M.