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Itos A

Improved Tiros Operational Satellite, also called Tiros M


Designation 04320 / 70008A
Launch date 23 Jan 1970
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 1431/1477 km
Inclination 101.4°
Period 115 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #76
Mass at launch 310 kg

This satellite is an evolved Tiros: it enables real time observation, night and day.

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