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Intelsat I (Early Bird) placed in orbit

The first commercial communications satellite, Intelsat I (Early Bird), was placed in a geosynchronous orbit - 6 April, 1956

6 April, 1956

Intelsat I, the first commercial communications satellite was placed in geosynchronous orbit on 6th April 1965. Known as Early Bird, the satellite was built by Hughes Aircraft.

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