Excerpt from the documentary film showing the launch of Australia's first scientific satellite.
This clip, from a 16 millimetre colour documentary produced by the Department of Supply’s Weapons Research Establishment Film Unit, is an audiovisual record of the Weapons Research Establishment Satellite (WRESAT) Project. The clip shows the launch of the first Australian scientific satellite from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia on 29 November 1967. Researchers conduct final checks of sensors and assemble the WRESAT flight nose-cone. The satellite is then transported to the launching pad, attached to a United States Project SPARTA launch vehicle, erected and fired into an elliptical polar orbit.