Observers at NORAD keep a track on targets and a technician operates Bendix 101 in a computer room in the United States.
United States USA Date:1965 Duration:5 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
A USAF film report on AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar shows the installation and checkout of equipment in the structure located at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, United States. An array monitor display and a technician checks the operational status of individual module. Two technicians install a video display console. A U.S. Air Force C-131B Samaritan military transport aircraft parked at a base. The aircraft in flight. A structure at the Eglin AFB. Vintage 1960s electronic control terminals and equipment for missile defense during the Cold War. A technician operates a signal processor. The technician presses buttons on the processor. Technicians operate a radar programmer. A technician seated on a chair operates Bendix 101 computer. A document is printed in a printing machine. The technician speaks on a phone. Another technician carries a document. Technicians operate IBM 7044 computer and shows the memory drum and high speed printer. A technician operates the controls. A screen on the computer shows the position of all unknown objects. The technician notes down the phased array radar data. Exterior of building in Colorado Springs with sign "NORAD Combat Operations Center" at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado. USAF personnel come out of the building of North American Air Defense Center (NORAD). Observers and technicians in the Spacetrack Control Center seated at their tracking stations. An observer speaks on a phone. The observers keep a track on all targets and missiles using the NORAD aerospace warning and tracking systems. Exterior view of the FPS-85 radar array structure at Eglin AFB (The site C-6 Air Force Space Command radar station). A technician operates Bendix 101 computer. Technicians at work in the center. The array radar. Animation depicts the future of the space and capacity of AN/FPS-85 Spacetrack Radar to track objects. Vintage 1960s animation showing various satellite systems in space orbit.
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