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.
- 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
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
Earth stations (Satellite telecommunication)
Comsat station (Andover, Me.)--Photographs
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