Satellite System Earth Station, Andover, 1962

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A photograph taken in February 1962 of the new Control Building and Radome that American Telephone and Telegraph Co. built in Andover.

On July 10, 1962, NASA launched AT&T’s Telstar, the world’s first active communications satellite. Telstar transmitted the first satellite television broadcasts, which were the first live television signals sent across the Atlantic.

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About This Item

  • Title: Satellite System Earth Station, Andover, 1962
  • Creator: Greely, Carleton
  • Creation Date: 1962
  • Subject Date: 1962
  • Town: Andover
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.3 cm x 24 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Andover; 1186-67-2-a
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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