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Antenna PB1 (Pleumeur-Bodou 1)

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The antenna PB1 (Pleumeur Bodou-1) scans the horizon in all directions, 360 degrees, while its cone rises towards the sky watching the passage of Telstar. At precisely 0:47, the unbelievable happens. The connection is established with the United States. On the screens, the appearance of the first images directly from America were greeted with thunderous applause. Mission accomplished! A historic first.

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