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Maine and the Space Age

Bell Telephone Earth Station, Andover, 1962

Bell Telephone Earth Station, Andover, 1962

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Maine Historical Society

The company first considered locating the giant antenna, covered with a fabric dome, in Holmdel, New Jersey. But Andover was chosen because of its geography and location.

In a bowl, surrounded by mountains, Andover would experience almost no microwave radio interference.

Its proximity to Europe was another advantage.


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