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Telstar antenna model, Andover, 1962

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

A model of the Project Telstar antenna, the Bell System's experimental satellite communication project launched in 1962. In reality, the antenna is housed in a radome, a large bubble-shaped building, the back of which is visible in the model.

The actual antenna is 177 feet long, 90 feet high and weighs 340 tons.

The whole structure is anchored in bedrock in Andover.

Other Information


  • Title: Telstar antenna model, Andover, 1962
  • Creator: J. A. Brady & Co.
  • Creation Date: 1962
  • Subject Date: 1962
  • Town: Andover
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 19 x 24.3
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Andover; 1186-67-2-g
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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