London, United Kingdom
Tiros Weather Satellite, Artwork
Detlev Van Ravenswaay
Photograph - Photograph
TIROS weather satellite. Engineer with the equipment that will be mounted on a TIROS (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) satellite (top). TIROS was a series of early weather satellites launched by NASA, beginning with TIROS 1 in 1960 and ending with TIROS 10 in 1966. The 120kg satellites were launched on board a Thor Able rocket and carried two cameras, one with a wide angle lens, the other with a telephoto lens. The program was extremely successful in proving the usefulness of satellite weather observation.
May 8th, 2013
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