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Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall: Telstar1

June 27, 2016
Telstar satellite on display

Eric Long / Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Telstar 1 

Launched on July 10, 1962, Telstar 1, developed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), was the world's first active communications satellite. AT&T used the satellite to test basic features of communications via space. It is now on display at the museum in Washington, DC, in the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.”

Photo by Eric Long / Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

 

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