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First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite

Location: Takahagi, , Japan
Date: 1963
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On 23 November 1963, this site received the first transpacific transmission of a TV signal from Mojave earth station in California, U.S.A., via the Relay 1 communications satellite. The Ibaraki earth station used a 20m Cassegrain antenna, the first use of this type of antenna for commercial telecommunications. This event demonstrated the capability and impact of satellite communications and helped open a new era of intercontinental live TV programming relayed via satellite.

Tags: Era: 1960-1969
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First Transpacific Reception of a Television (TV) Signal via Satellite
Artist's vision of NASA Relay 1 satellite
Address:
Ibaraki Satellite Communication Center
650, Ishitaki, Ibaraki
Takahagi, , Japan

Ibaraki Satellite Communication Center

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