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Telstar

(ˈtɛlˌstɑː)
n
(Telecommunications) either of two low-altitude active communications satellites launched in 1962 and 1963 by the US and used in the transmission of television programmes, telephone messages, etc

Tel•star

(ˈtɛlˌstɑr)
Trademark.
one of a series of privately financed communications satellites providing domestic television, telephone, and data exchange transmission to the U.S.
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On July 10, 2002, LORAL SKYNET marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of TELSTAR 1, the world's first active communications satellite built by Skynet's predecessors at AT&T and Bell Laboratories.
Forty years ago, space technology emulated Mercury's commitment to commerce and communications and launched the world's first commercial communications satellite, Telstar 1, on July 10, 1962 S&T: August 1962, page 89).
The Telstar 1 communications satellite revolutionised popular entertainment and represented a turning point that would see us become reliant on space in ways that were unimaginable in 1962.