Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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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.
About This Item
- 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: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 4014
- Collection: Postcard collection
- 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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