Cachet cover commemorating the launching of Bell System's Communications
Satellite, Telstar. On July 10, 1962, Telstar, launched on Delta 12 and
perhaps the most famous early satellite after Sputnik, was the first
commercial communications satellite in orbit. Owned by AT&T and
flown by NASA, it relayed the first transatlantic television
transmissions between Andover, Maine, and stations in Goonhilly, England
and Pleumeur-Bodou, France. Cover is postmarked on that day, July 10,
1962 from Andover, ME. Telstar carried a 'transponder,' which could
receive, amplify and then retransmit signals back to earth. Although
their capacity, power and switching ability has evolved significantly
since that time, modern communications satellites operate in essentially
the same way today. Cachet shows Telstar. Cover is unaddressed and in
very fine condition...
Yes! Telstar Fireworks even!
this 7 inch plate is the second in a limited series by BYGD0 of Denmark it
is from the momentous events---man and his world communication series
TELSTAR. This plate is the first issue in the category of communications. The
back of the plate is marked 1972 edition #2 the Kensington line and
describes the event of July 10,1963 the day telstar was born this may have
been a reference to telstar II though!
A very interesting advertising card for the material that covers the
Radome. The cover was made by Birdair Structures, and has a piece of the
fabric on it to show you what it is like. On the back it shows the
communications satellite for the Bell System at Andover, Maine
Telstar The Song!
Delta no. 11 launched from Cape Kennedy by NASA, for
AT&T to orbit TELSTAR 1, AT&T's "experimental communication
satellite.This is the front of the Postcard.
The banner is black and white with the
saying "Rumford Maine, Gateway to Telstar" embossed and a picture
of a satellite . These banners were made when the bubble was originally
constructed, then sold to the tourists. It is in mint condition measuring
27" long X 9" at its widest point.