EARLY BIRD BEGAN WORKING ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Early_Bird

Intelsat 1 F-1, known popularly as Early Bird (above), was the first
communications satellite developed and launched for commercial
use. It was launched on a Delta D rocket from Cape Canaveral,
Florida and positioned in geostationary orbit over the Atlantic. It
had a capacity of 240 telephone links or one television channel.The
satellite was originally Designed to last for 18 months, it was in use
for 3½ years, even being reactivated briefly to celebrate Intelsat’s
20th anniversary in 1984.

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The Early Bird satellite was launched on a Delta
D rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Communications,DEBUT,HISTORY,Science,SPACE,TECHNICAL and have No Comments

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