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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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During its seven months in orbit, Telstar 1 dazzled the world with live images of baseball games, plays, musical performances, news broadcasts, scenes of the World's Fair in Seattle, WA, and a US Presidential news conference.
The technology on Telstar 1 set the standard for all communications satellites that are in use today.
Telstar 1 had the ability to transmit either one television channel or roughly 500 simultaneous telephone calls.