Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Telstar

Click the arrow to watch a July 1962 newsreel about the Telstar 1 launch. Video source; AirBoyd.TV via YouTube.

Fifty years ago today, on July 10, 1962, the first satellite to relay television signals through space was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Called Telstar 1, the satellite launched aboard a Thor-Delta at Launch Complex 17B.

A July 1963 edition of the Bell System Technical Journal documented the technical details of Telstar 1. Click here to download "Launching of the Telstar Satellite."

Click the arrow to watch a 1962 Bell Labs documentary about Telstar. Video source: ATTTechChannel via YouTube.

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