NOAA-1

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NOAA-1
Mission typeWeather
OperatorNOAA
COSPAR ID1974-106A[1]
SATCAT no.4793
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerRCA Astro
Launch mass306 kilograms (675 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 11, 1970, 11:35 (1970-12-11UTC11:35Z) UTC[2]
RocketDelta-N6
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
End of mission
DeactivatedAugust 19, 1971 (1971-08-20)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun-synchronous
Perigee altitude1,422 kilometers (884 mi)
Apogee altitude1,472 kilometers (915 mi)
Inclination101.9 degrees
Period114.8 minutes
EpochDecember 11, 1970
Instruments
APT, AVCS, FPR, SPME, SR
← TIROS-M
ITOS-B →
 

NOAA-1, also known as ITOS-A was a weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was part of a series of satellites called ITOS, or improved TIROS.[3] NOAA-1 was launched on a Delta rocket on December 11, 1970. The launch carried one other satellite: CEP 1.[2] It was deactivated by NOAA on August 19, 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA/NSSDC NOAA-1 spacecraft details". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "ITOS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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