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Maine and the Space Age

Satellite System Earth Station, Andover, 1962

Satellite System Earth Station, Andover, 1962

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Maine Historical Society

Ownership of the earth station in Andover changed hands over the years, and the technology driving satellite transmissions of telephone and television changed as well.

The radome and the horn antenna were dismantled in 1985. The original earth station employed about 100 people.

By the turn of the 21st century, only a dozen or so employees worked at the station, which continued to relay satellite transmissions with updated equipment.


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