Category Satellites

Telstar – a satellite that ‘talks’ from space

It was on Tuesday 10th July 1962 that Telstar – the first privately owned satellite – was launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, and fax images. It also provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Telstar 2 was launched on May 7, 1963. […]