|In the 1960s satellites revolutionized communications with their ability to transmit vast amounts of information, including television signals. Faced with this new competition, however, cable did not fade away. As with radio in the 1920s, government and business agreed that both systems would continue.|
Satellite model: Intelstat IV, 1971|
National Museum of American History, from Hughes Aircraft Co.
|Ground station tracking the experimental communications satellite Courier, 1960
Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense