Andover Earth Station, ca. 1962

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Andover Earth Station, ca. 1962

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Description

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.

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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

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