First communications satellite Telstar 1 is launched aboard a Thor-Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida
United States USA Date:1962, July 10 Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Animated representation of signals sent to communications satellite Telstar 1 from the ground station at Andover, Minnesota. Telstar communication satellite at a ground station in Andover. Technicians checking the satellite before launch. View of Telstar rotating within a lit box as the sapphire coated solar cells on its surface are explained by narrator: Solar energy collected by the solar panel cells powers the sattelite's operation. View of the satellite with the equipment that receives data and amplifies and retransmits the data. Telstar prepared to be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Telstar satellite aboard a Thor-Delta rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral. Officers at the station tracking the satellite. The rocket with the satellite on its path. Animation shows signals sent from from the station to the satellite. Officers tracking the path of the satellite Telstar. The first picture sent by the satellite are of the dome of the station at Andover with the U.S. flag beside the dome of the station. Animation shows future network of satellites that will someday encircle the globe.
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