Space connection

Canada, 1973

Film
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A report on Canada’s progress in space telecommunications technology. The film reviews developments from the first Alouette satellite to the Anik II and the projected solar-powered satellite designed to be the forerunner of a new generation of powerful communications satellites. What these satellites look like, how they are lofted into orbital position, and how they function to give Canada reliable, broad-range transmission, are clearly illustrated and explained for all audiences.

Credits

director

Ernest Reid

producer

Desmond Dew

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:18:02:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28770

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communications - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Telecommunication

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Telecommunication systems - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Canada - History

History → History

History → Technology and civilization

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Satellites

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology and civilization

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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