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Telstar

[tel-stahr] /ˈtɛlˌstɑr/
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1.
one of an early series of privately financed, low-orbit, active communications satellites, the first of which was launched July 10, 1962.
2.
one of a later series of privately financed, geosynchronous communications satellites that provide domestic television, telephone, and data exchange transmission to the U.S.
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  • We both climbed back aboard Nelly, dogged the hatch, and started after Telstar Two.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • After about a hundred hours of use in Telstar One, it failed.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • I used a little more blast and let a couple minutes go by while I drifted closer to the Telstar.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • "When Telstar One packed up, they sent me down the whole gate from that sector," I said.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • I hung about ten or fifteen feet from Telstar Three and maybe eighty feet from Nelly, drifting slowly from both.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • Fancy electronic equipment consists of millions of parts, and Telstar is no exception.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • They gave me a full-size Telstar satellite for my lab, and I went to work.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
British Dictionary definitions for Telstar

Telstar

/ˈtɛlˌstɑː/
noun
1.
either of two low-altitude active communications satellites launched in 1962 and 1963 by the US and used in the transmission of television programmes, telephone messages, etc
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