- Item 26102 - Earth Station Radome, Andover, ca. 1962
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 26102
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A postcard shows the giant Radome that covers an antenna to receive satellite transmissions.Show Details
Bell Telephone System built the receiver-transmitter in Andover in 1962 as part of its Telstar project to use satellites to communicate telephone and television signals overseas.
When built, the Radome was the largest air-inflated structure in the world. It was 161 feet high and 210 feet across. Made of fabric and synthetic rubber, it would cover three acres if laid flat.