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

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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:

Topic

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Hughes Aircraft Company

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Date

1965

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-7B14138