Photo: What did the world's first communications satellite launched into orbit 60 years ago look like?
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 09 July 2022, at 10:51 am Los Angeles time
60 years ago, the first communications satellite, Telstar, was launched into orbit. The moment marks the emergence of modern global multimedia communications.
The satellite was launched by Bell in collaboration with NASA.
The launch was made with a NASA Thor-Delta rocket from the Cape Canaveral launch center. Telstar 1 broadcast the first satellite television images, phone calls, fax communications and provided the first live transatlantic television stream.
The first television broadcast on Telstar was a press conference by then-US President John F. Kennedy.
The launch of the Telstar 1 satellite into orbit is the moment that marks the emergence of modern global multimedia communications.