Milestone and citation wording
The following citation is suggested for "First Direct Broadcast Satellite Service":
NHK began the world's first direct broadcast satellite service in May, 1984. This culminated 18 years of research that included the development of an inexpensive low-noise receiver and investigations of rain attenuation in the 12 GHz band. NASDA, TSCJ, Toshiba Corporation, General Electric Company, and NASA participated with NHK to make satellite broadcasting to households a practical reality.