SCORE (Signal Corps Orbiting Relay Experiment)
SCORE (Signal Corps Orbiting Relay Experiment) was an American satellite, nicknamed 'Chatterbox,' that relayed the first voice communications from space. Its payload included an audio tape machine that broadcast messages, including a 58-word prerecorded Christmas message from President Eisenhower, for 13 days.
|launch date||Dec 18, 1958|
|launch vehicle||Atlas B|
|launch site||Cape Canaveral|
|orbit||185 × 1,484 km × 32.3°|