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'Big Bubble,' Andover, ca. 1962

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'Big Bubble,' Andover, ca. 1962

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The Earth Station, a satellite communication receiving and transmitting station at Andover was known as the "Big Bubble." It housed the "Big Ear," a 250-ton steel and aluminum horn antenna.

It was the only such station in the United States when it was built.

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  • Title: 'Big Bubble,' Andover, ca. 1962
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating Co., Belfast
  • Creation Date: circa 1962
  • Subject Date: circa 1962
  • Town: Andover
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions (cm): 9 x 14
  • Local Code: Coll. 4014, Postcards
  • Object Type: Image

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

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