THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TIROS-3 -
Full Name Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 12 Jul 1961
Mission Links EOL Date 28 Feb 1962
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Continued development of the experimental television techniques and infrared equipment leading to a worldwide meteorological information system. To obtain infrared measurements of the solar energy absorbed, reflected and emitted by the Earth.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
FPR - Flat Plate Radiometer
MRIR - Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
VCS-WA - Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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