Gian Battista Judica Cordiglia
interviewed recently on Italian national television reminisces about the
early days at Torre Bert. At the end of the video, we can see some of the
audio tapes that make up part of the archives of Torre Bert.
Views of the early days at Torre Bert. This video shows some of the
antennas designed and built by the Torre Bert team at the beginning of their
The audio of Laika's heartbeat received at Torre Bert from Sputnik II on
the 3rd of November, 1957.
Italian and international Press in attendance at Torre Bert during the live reception of space signals. All the Torre Bert activities were openly conducted in the presence of the Press and of international observers. The video also shows the tracking equipment developed by the Judica Cordiglia brothers and their team.
The antenna tracking and orbital calculations activity and the custom-built display panels can be seen in this video. Also, Moon probe tracking equipment and the images received at Torre Bert on the 7th of April of 1963 from the soviet Lunik 4 probe.
Images from the trip taken by the Judica Cordiglia brothers to the United States in 1964. The brothers, seen together with one of their team-members who acted as an interpreter, were invited to a number of de-briefings at various N.A.S.A. facilities and also at the U.S. State Department.
A view of the antenna park of Torre Bert. At the time of maximum activity, the Torre Bert Station had 21 antennas in operation, including phased-array designs.
The Mobile Tracking Unit. This mobile station was equipped with dual listening consoles. This unit was used to determine, through triangulation, the location of several Soviet ground tracking stations. This was one of the subjects discussed in the de-briefings held in 1964 at the State Dept. in Washington, D.C.