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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TIROS-2 -
Full Name Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 23 Nov 1960
Mission Links EOL Date 22 Jan 1961
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications To test the experimental television techniques and infrared equipment designed to develop a worldwide meteorological satellite information system. To evaluate a new attitude control system for spacecraft orientation which utilizes the Earth's magnetic field.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
FPR - Flat Plate Radiometer
MRIR - Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
VCS-NA - Vidicon Camera System - Narrow Angle
VCS-WA - Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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