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Communications satellite
A communications satellite is an artificial satellite stationed in space for the purpose of telecommunications...
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1960
8.12.1960
''Echo 1A'', NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
1962
7.10.1962
Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
1974
4.13.1974
Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.