SKYTRAC #SatcomSeries: A Brief History of Satellite Communications

A view of earth from its orbit in space with connectivity lines

Table of Contents The First Satellite Constellations Launched in History The first satellite constellation in history was launched by Telstar in 1962. The original Telstar satellite operated in a non-geosynchronous orbit, which meant that the availability of transatlantic signals was limited to 30 minutes in each 2.5-hour orbit when the satellite passed over the Atlantic […]