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Maine and the Space Age

Comsat radome receiver station, Andover

Comsat radome receiver station, Andover

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Maine Historical Society

Maine's role in the new era of satellite communications was so promising and the radome -- short for radar dome -- such a physical presence in Andover that all of Maine's 1962 telephone directories featured an artist's rendering of the Earth Station for Communicating by Satellite on their covers.

Some 25,000 people a year visited the Andover facility in the 1960s.

In 1968, Bethel's new high school was named "Telstar" in honor of the communications revolution that Maine was a part of.


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