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Which Telstar?

The name “Telstar” is one of the most well-known names for manmade satellites, and other things.¬† In fact, during the time that the original Telstar satellites were in service, polls discovered that Telstar was a more recognizeable name in Britain … Continue reading

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The Echos

If you’re familiar with those small shiny, metallic¬†Mylar plastic party balloons, you can imagine balloons of a far more massive size made out of much the same material. Aerospace and atmospheric scientists originally thought up the idea of using large, … Continue reading

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