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Telstar maser assembly with magnet, 1962-1967
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Telstar maser assembly with magnet, 1962-1967
Telstar maser assembly with magnet
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Work Type
Radio Communication
Date
1962-1967
Location
Redhill
Material
copper (alloy)
foam
iron
magnets
plastic (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 1180 mm x 690 mm x 610 mm, 197kg
Description
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, made by Mullard Research Laboratories, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1962-1967
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, made by Mullard Research Laboratories, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1962-1967.
Maser stands for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. When this maser was designed, signals relayed through communications satellites were very weak when they returned to the earth, meaning that they needed to be amplified. This maser was designed to efficiently amplify the signal whilst avoiding amplifying background noise from the signal. The signal would leave the maser 10,000 time stronger than when it arrives. It was used at the Goonhilly satellite station in Cornwall to amplify signals from the Telstar satellite.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Constellation
Donated by Mullard Research Laboratories
Accession Number
Subject
maser
ID Number
co35301
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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26291792

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