[amsat-bb] Re: early satellite history

Mark Lockwood mark at kk7cu.net
Sun Nov 18 16:10:40 PST 2007

Cool article thanks for the post.  There is a lot of interesting 
information there.

I actually have a full scale model of Telstar above my desk at work.  My 
facility was originally built to provide TT&C operations for Telstar as 
AT&T Skynet.  We still "Fly" Telstar 11,12,14, and 18. from our facility 
although through the years we have become Loral Skynet, and as of Oct 31 
2007, Telesat.  We are slated to close the facility though by 30 April 2008.

73 DE Mark KK7CU
Ronald Long wrote:
> Some of you might enjoy reading these recollections about the 
> development of Telstar, one of the first active satellites, at Bell 
> Laboratories. The article is by J. R. Pierce, who was a well-known 
> executive and scientist at Bell.
> http://www.smecc.org/john_pierce1.htm
> Here is a very interesting article about the development of Echo, the 
> balloon satellite, also written by Pierce.
> http://www.smecc.org/john_pierce___echoredo.htm
> I remember when we at Ohio State recorded President Eisenhower's 
> message relayed by Echo. I have lost the tape, however.
> ron
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