Artificial satellites are – as the name suggests – artificial objects, deliberately placed to orbit the earth for various purposes. While the idea of the possibility of creating such a satellite was already developed by Isaac Newton, it was not until the late 1950s that the first one, Sputnik 1, was actually launched. Not much later, in 1962, the first satellite television signals were broadcasted – the birth of satellite tv. Satellite Telecommunications Network Ltd. (STN) based in central Slovenia about 20 minutes north of Ljubljana, operates an award-winning independent teleport providing a range of services via satellite as well as fibre transmission and OTT services.
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