Item 26104 - Andover Earth Station, ca. 1962
- Item 26104 - Andover Earth Station, ca. 1962
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- Item 26104
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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.Show Details
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.