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April 24, 1969: Leo 1 – the story of a revolution

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In these days of micro-integrated circuitry and third generation computers with running speeds of less than one microsecond per byte, a machine composed of 7,000 thermionic valves and containing half a ton of mercury in its store  is as far removed from a modern computer as a Model T Ford is from a present day Maserati.

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