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Tiros 08


Designation 00716 / 63054A
Launch date 21 Dec 1963
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 669/703 km
Inclination 58.5°
Period 98.5 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #22
Launch site Cape Canaveral
Mass at launch 102.4 kg

The APT (Automatic Puncture Transmission) camera enabled, for the first time, small antennas to receive pictures.

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