THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TIROS-8 -
Full Name Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 23 Dec 1963
Mission Links EOL Date 01 Jul 1967
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Continued research and development of the meteorological satellite information system; flight test the Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) camera system and ground stations.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
APT - Automatic Picture Transmission
VCS-WA - Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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