ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Okay kiddo, let me tell you about Telstar. So, imagine you're playing with two tin cans and a string with your friend, and you can talk to each other by speaking into one can and hearing it in the other, even though you're far apart. That's sort of like what Telstar does, but with a big satellite instead of tin cans.

Telstar is a satellite that was launched into space many years ago to help people talk and transmit information over long distances, all around the world. It works by using special radio waves that are sent from one place to another, like magic invisible messages that travel through the air. The satellite helps those messages travel even farther than they would normally be able to, so people can talk on the phone, send emails, and watch TV shows from far away.

It's named after a song called "Telstar" and was one of the first satellites ever put into orbit. It was a really big deal at the time because it helped connect people across oceans and continents like never before. Today, we have many satellites like Telstar that do all kinds of things, but it was one of the pioneers in space technology.
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