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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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Telstar is still an oddly compulsive story of an exuberant mess of a man who played a key role in British pop history.
The cigar-chomping millionaire, who runs Roc-A-Fella records, stormed: "Victoria's record label Telstar is retarded.