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Telstar: Communication Break-Through by Satellite
Telstar Communication Break-Through by Satellite Author:Louis Solomon Deep in the darkness of outer space, the rocket bearing the communications sattelite, Telstar, gently seperated the "bird" from itself. Launched at Cape Canaveral a few minutes before, Telstar was in orbit. Cross-ocean television became possible for the first time. — As an achievement, Telstar may prove comparable in importance to Morse's first t... more »elegraphed transmission, Bell's telephone, Marconi's wireless. With tv viewers the world over exchanging programs, a new era in communications--perhaps a new era of cooperation and understanding--has now begun.
How does a satellite the size of a beach ball relay tv pictures between continents? What furnishes it's power, and how is it controlled from the ground? Beginning with July 10,1962, at "Earch Station for Communicating by Satellite" in Andover, Maine, Louis Solomon gives a dramatic, scientifically accurate account.
In this photograph filled book are glimpses of communications satellites that preceded Telstar I and of some that followed, including Relay, Syncom, and Telstar II, with its newly designed transistors and higher orbit which, it is hoped, may overcome problems Telstar I had with radiation damage.« less