Telstar I Anniversary: History of Satellites [infographic]

Gina Smith
Written by Gina Smith

Find out how the Telstar I satellite revolutionized global communications in July 1962 in this Early History of Satellites infographic.

aNewDomain — On July 10-11, 1962, the launch of the Telstar I satellite marked the beginning of true global communications.  Check out how this happened in the excellent Early History of Satellites infographic, below. Happy birthday, Telstar I.

An Early History of Satellites infographic

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Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Based in San Francisco, Gina Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist online, in print, radio and national TV. A former tech correspondent for ABC News, Gina founded aNewDomain with John C. Dvorak and Dr. Jerry Pournelle. Email Gina at and follow her @ginasmith888 and on Google+ through her page at +Gina Smith.