Greece 1966

The site for the ESRO Solar Eclipse Campaign in May 1966 was a nice 'beach-side' launch complex, all of which had been brought in for the special day. It was located north/north-east of Athens, on the island of Evvoia, close to the town of Karystos. Seven rockets (Arcas and Centaure) were launched all within two hours.

Jim Bowles and Tom Bowling at the Parthenon

The harbour

The telemetry station

John and the UCL rental car

Arcas launcher

The UCL rental car, Jim Bowles and a donkey

A Centaure launch

After a launch crash

Jim and a payload

Problem with a payload?

Ultimate measures ...

Going off to a launch

Arcas and Centaure rockets ready for launch