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SCORE (Signal Corps Orbiting Relay Experiment)




SCORE
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°
mass 70 kg


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   • communications satellite


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   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES