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 NORAD Catalog # 397 (TLE)
International Designator 1962-047A
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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