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Telstar 1 satellite lifts off from launch complex.
Telstar 1 satellite lifts off from launch complex.

Telstar was launched on 10 July 1962 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The next day a station in Andover, Maine transmitted the first transatlantic TV signal to a twin station in Pleumeur-Bodou, France via Telstar.