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Aushiker

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Fremantle, Western Australia
Name
Andrew
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Rear View - OTC Carnarvon Sugar Scoop Antenna by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The "sugar scoop" antenna became operational on 29 October 1966 when Intelsat-2A, the first of the three satellites launched, gave OTC and the Australian Broadcasting Commission a brief chance to test satellite television communications as the satellite drifted to ignominious failure over the Indian Ocean. On 24 November 1966, test patterns for the first live telecasts from Australia to England were successful. The next day, a live BBC television broadcast from a studio in London featured interviews linking UK families with their British migrant relatives standing in Robinson Street, Carnarvon.

The "sugar scoop" became famous again on 21 July 1969, the day of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, relaying Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon from NASA's Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, Canberra, to Perth's TV audience via Moree earth station - the first live telecast into Western Australia.

Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathway Exploration July-August 2020 - #GMOPE 86.
 

pdurand

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Location
Quebec, Canada
Name
Pierre
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