Near to the village of Taljandorogd, County Veszprem, in the "Valley of Silence" the first Hungarian Space Telecommunication earth-station was installed on January 20.
Near to the village of Taljandorogd, County Veszprem, in the "Valley of Silence" the first Hungarian Space Telecommunication earth-station was installed on January 20. The project is the common work of Soviet and Hungarian specialists. The assembling-except the installation of the aerial made by Czechoslovakian specialist-is the work of Hungarian specialists. This means our first Space-Telecommunication Earth-Station was set up by international co-operation. The investment was realized quickly, punctually and with a certain among of saving in costs. The plans were finished in 1975 and the marking out took also place in 1975 in this area which from the point of view of radio is without interference. The building was launched in the same year, the technical try-out has been going on since last November.
Ferenc Havasi, Deputy Prime Minister made a speech at the opening ceremony today. In the name of the Soviet co-workers Vasil Lebedev greeted the quests of the station. After pressing the button the programme of the Moscow Television appeared on the screen of the monitors which programme arrived here to the Hungarian Intersputnik station via the Molniia satellite which flies up in the space at a distance of about 40 thousand kilometres. We can get into direct contact not only with Moscow but will all member-stations of the Intersputnik Space Telecommunication Organisation, which means stations of seven socialist countries and Mongolia and Cuba.
The Taljandorogd station provides facilities for receiving and feeding tv signals, two channels for radio connection, twelve channels for long distance telephone connection.
The station will be enlarged in the future. The Hungarian Television will transmit the programmes of the Moscow Olympics in 1980 via this station.