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Legal Legacies: Milestones In Satellite History - From our Archive - Via Satellite - Dec 2017
"...by the end of 1958 the tenuous principle of ‘freedom of space’ had been established. By allowing the Soviet Union to lead in this area, the Russian space program had established the U.S.-backed precedent for free access,” Launius explained.

" Half of the shares would be sold to the general public, and the other half to established international carriers. Comsat would be the U.S. member of Intelsat, which would operate the international satellite system."

"The United States was the third country, after Canada (Telesat) and Russia (Molniya), to launch domestic satellites."
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Sebastian Balfour | Emeritus Professor specialising in Contemporary Spain
Sebastian Balfour is an English historian and Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics.
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