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Tiros 10


Designation 01430 / 65051A
Launch date 2 Jul 1965
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 721/807 km
Inclination 98.8°
Period 100.1 min
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #32
Launch site Cape Canaveral

Test satellite for the Tiros Operational Satellite (TOS)

End of life

Out of service 31 Jul 1966
Cause desactivated

Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch  
Dry mass 127 kg
Dimension was in the form of an 18-sided right prism, 107 cm across opposite corners and 56 cm high
Solar array  
Stabilization spin-stabilized (between 8 and 12 rpm)
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Can be heard at 136.235 MHz, still transmitting in 2015

The satellite was equipped with two identical wide-angle TV cameras with 1.27 cm vidicon for taking earth cloudcover pictures. The pictures could be transmitted directly to either of two ground receiving stations or stored in a tape recorder on board for subsequent playback if the spacecraft was beyond the communication range of the station.

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