|Re: What Exactly Did "Telstar" Do?|
|John Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
14 Dec 2004 07:46:50 -0000
> Was Telstar a production unit, expected to be a workaday medium, or|
> just an experiment to see how satellite communications would work?
The latter. It was an AT&T ratepayer funded technology experiment.
They'd already had some success with the Echo I satellite which was
Since it was in LEO, it wasn't very useful for telephony since it was
Telstar only worked for about six months, apparently damaged by
By that time, Congress had chartered Comsat as the national satellite
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