BackForward Satellite: ITOS-1 (TIROS-M) 

Satellite details
Acronym ITOS-1 (TIROS-M)
Full name Improved TIROS Operational System
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Prototype of the NOAA 3rd generation of polar orbiting satellites.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Significant contribution to radiation budget and Space weather.
Mass at launch 309 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Selected global data available from NOAA.
  • Real-time availability of full resolution images by HRPT and image segments by APT.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 1470 km
ECT 14:30 asc


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Jan 1970 EOL 18 Jun 1971
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ITOS-1 (TIROS-M)

Acronym Full name
APT Automatic Picture Transmission
AVCS Advanced Vidicon Camera System
FPR Flat Plate Radiometer
SPM Solar Proton Monitor
SR Scanning Radiometer
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