Intelsat I (Early Bird, EB-A) (6 Apr 65, Delta DSV-3D). [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Photograph of the Intelsat I Early Bird (EB-A) satellite (or a mockup) displayed over a large number of telephones, A woman in the background is making a phone call. Intelsat I was the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit, April 6, 1965. Intelsat I was built by the Space and Communications Group of the Hughes Aircraft Company. 1965.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication
  • Astronautics
  • Hughes Aircraft Company
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium
  • Satellites

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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