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Title:THE FIRING OF SKYLARK AT WOOMERA [Main Title]
Film Number:MTE 4150
Summary: Documentary with intertitles focusing on Skylark, a high altitude rocket built to carry some 150lb of upper atmosphere research instrumentation to altitudes of up to 100 miles.
Description: Dawn breaks at Woomera. Preparations for rocket launch. Rocket nose in position. Raven motor weighing nearly a ton is moved into place. Fins are fitted to the rear of the motor. Launcher over 80ft high. Launch preparations continue. Rocket nose lowered onto motor. Final checks. Warning flags raised. High speed cameras ready to film the launch. Standby for firing sequence. Rocket is fired into the sky. Cameras tracking course of rocket.
Production Details: Australian Ministry of Supply (Production sponsor)
Royal Aircraft Establishment (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Supply (Production sponsor)
Royal Aircraft Establishment, Documentary Film Unit (Production company)
Newbold, Robert (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 200 ft; Running time: 6 mins