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Built in 1962, Bell System's ground station for communication by satellite was the largest air-inflated structure in the world at 161 feet high and 210 feet across.
It housed a sensitive antenna that picked up signals from the Telstar satellite and retransmitted them to allow quick communications by telephone and television to Europe.
About This Item
- Title: Andover Earth Station, ca. 1962
- Creator: Bristol, Don
- 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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