July 10, 1962 CE – Telstar, the World’s First Communications Satellite, launched into Orbit

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July 10, 1962 CE – Telstar, the World’s First Communications Satellite, launched into OrbitRate this post Once solely the realm of competitors in the Space Race, Earth’s atmosphere took on a whole different purpose when Telstar 1 left the surly bonds of gravity atop a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. The first dedicated communications satellite in history would forever change the way people reached each other, paving the way for international television broadcasts, telephone calls and fax transmissions that are ubiquitous today. A host of countries and corporations worked in conjunction to get Telstar 1 off the ground, taking advantage of the new technology to create the first live […]