Telstar 1

View of Telstar 1 on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
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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.”

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Eric Long

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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