Model, Communications Satellite, Comstar
- Hughes Aircraft Co.
- By the late 1970s, communications via satellite had become a vital part of national and international life. The Comstar satellites were emblematic of this development. Built by Hughes Aircraft for American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), then the dominant provider of telecommunications services in the US, the Comstars were AT&T's first effort at using satellites to complement its extensive system of ground-based communications.
- The satellites were launched from 1976 to 1981. The last Comstar continued operation until 2002.
- Hughes Aircraft donated this 1/24 scale model of a Comstar satellite to the Museum in 1975.
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- Gift of Hughes Aircraft Co.
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- MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts
- Plastic, wood, copper alloy, steel, white metal plating, paint
- 3-D: 30.5 × 11.7 × 9.5cm (1 ft. × 4 5/8 in. × 3 3/4 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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