Communications Satellite Corporation


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Communications Satellite Corporation

(Comsat), organization incorporated (1962) by an act of Congress to establish a commercial system of international communications using artificial satellites. Although government sponsored, it was financed by a public stock issue. The launching in 1965 of its first satellite, Early Bird, also known as Intelsat 1, inaugurated a transatlantic service; Asian service was established 18 months later. With more than 140 representatives of other nations, Comsat is a member of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, Intelsat (formerly called the International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium). Through member-company satellites and earth stations around the world, the consortium provides for international communications via telephone and television. Comsat is also the U.S. representative to the International Mobile Satellite Organization, Inmarsat (formerly called the International Maritime Satellite Organization). Established in 1979 to serve the maritime industry by developing satellite communications for ship management and distress and safety applications, Inmarsat presently has 86 member countries and has expanded into land, mobile, and aeronautical communications. See communications satellitecommunications satellite
artificial satellite that functions as part of a global radio-communications network. Echo 1, the first communications satellite, launched in 1960, was an instrumented inflatable sphere that passively reflected radio signals back to earth.
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Previously, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), and later was president and CEO of Comsat General Corporation and president of the Satellite Television Corporation, which pioneered direct broadcasting from satellites.
and an original director of the Communications Satellite Corporation (now Comsat Corporation) died Saturday of cancer at at his summer home at the Basin Harbor Club here.
Peyser has also held senior management positions with NASA, Systems Technology Associates and the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT).
He also was president and CEO of Comsat General Corporation and president of Satellite Television Corporation, two major subsidiaries of Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT).
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