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Tiros N


Designation 11060 / 78096A
Launch date 13 Oct 1978
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 829/845 km
Inclination 98.7°
Period 101.7 min
Launch vehicle Atlas F
Launch site Vandenberg

Was a research and development spacecraft serving as a protoflight for the operational follow-on series

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor GE Astro Space
Platform Tiros N
Mass at launch 725 kg
Mass in orbit  
Diameter 1.88 m
Heigth 3.71 m
Solar array 1 single panel
DC power  
Design lifetime  

136.77 & 135.50 MHz

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