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 DAN DAVIS


Project Echo / NASA

(August 1960)


Project Echo was launched. Echo originally started as a 30 inch balloon for the payload of Vanguard to observe
atmospheric drag once released into the atmosphere.

Engineers realized that a bigger balloon (100 foot) would provide more opportunities to conduct experiments.
A 26 meter antenna (later named Echo) was built in Goldstone, California several miles from the Pioneer antenna
to transmit voice communication. The Echo antenna included a transmitter operating at S-band (2.39 GHz), which
was very sophisticated for the time. Another antenna was built in Holmdel, New Jersey to receive transmissions.
Once the balloon was launched into orbit, a prerecorded message from President Dwight Eisenhower was
transmitted from California and heard with clarity in New Jersey.

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                                      Above: ECHO-Prototype.




Above: Project ECHO.



Echo-1 Communications Satellite - Decades TV Network



Echo II Satelloon Inflation, 1964



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ECHO II:

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Above: ECHO II balloon inspection.


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