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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - TIROS-6 -
Full Name Television and InfraRed Observation Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 18 Sep 1962
Mission Links EOL Date 21 Oct 1963
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Continue research and development of the meteorological satellite information system; prove TIROS could stay in orbit for an extended period of time; obtain improved data for use in weather forecasting during hurricane season; provide operational support for the Mercury-Atlas 8 launch on October 3, 1962.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
VCS-MA - Vidicon Camera System - Medium Angle
VCS-WA - Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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