1962, Telstar 1 relayed its first and non-public television pictures
On This day during on July 11, 1962, Telstar 1, relayed its first and non-public television pictures a flag outside Andover Earth Station to Pleumeur Bodou.
Transatlantic television signal
During, on July 23, around 3:00 P.M. EDT, it relayed the first publicly available live transatlantic television signal.
Meanwhile, the broadcast was shown in Europe by Eurovision and in North America by NBC, CBS, ABC, and the CBC. The first pictures were the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. However the first broadcast was to have been remarks by President John F. Kennedy.
First satellite used to synchronize
During in August 1962, Telstar 1 became the first satellite used to synchronize time between two continents.
However, the Telstar 1, which had ushered in a new age of the commercial use of technology. Therefore, it became a victim of technology during the Cold War.
Telstar 1 and 2
Telstar is the name of various communications satellites. The first two Telstar satellites were experimental and nearly identical.
Telstar 1 launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, and telegraph images, and provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Telstar 2 launched on May 7, 1963. Telstar 1 and 2 though no longer functional, still orbit the Earth.