Tiros I prototype on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
|Mission type||Weather satellite|
|Launch mass||122.5 kilograms (270 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||1 April 1960, 11:40:09UTC|
|Rocket||Thor DM-18 Able II|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-17A|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||15 June 1960|
|Semi-major axis||7,029.96 kilometers (4,368.21 mi)|
|Perigee||641 kilometers (398 mi)|
|Apogee||676 kilometers (420 mi)|
|Epoch||7 December 2013, 13:02:03 UTC|
It was launched by NASA and partners at 6:40 AM EST on April 1, 1960, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the United States. Mission partners were NASA, the US Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory, RCA, the US Weather Bureau, and the US Naval Photographic Interpretation Center.
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- "TIROS 1". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- "TIROS 1 Satellite details 1960-002B NORAD 29". N2YO. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- "U.S. Launches Camera Weather Satellite". The Fresno Bee (AP and UPI). April 1, 1960. pp. 1a, 4a.
- TIROS – NASA Science
- The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Exhibition List
- TIROS 1 & 2 Ground Control Canter at Camp Evans - preserved by InfoAge Scieence History Center
- Published story of how the first TIROS photo was flown by helicopter, then a jet from the Camp Evans Ground Control Center to NASA
- TIROS I is Launched - NOAASIS
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