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Tiros 01


Designation 00029 / 60002B
Launch date 1 Apr 1960
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 656/696 km
Inclination 48.4°
Period 98.3 min
Launch vehicle Thor Able
Launch site Cape Canaveral
Mass at launch 119.5 kg

Transmited the first pictures of the cloud cover. It returned 23000 black and white pictures.
Was built by RCA Astro Electronics in East Windsor, New Jersey.

End of life

Out of service mid June 1960 (operated only 78 days)
Cause failure

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