BackForward Satellite: TIROS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym TIROS-1
Full name Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite - 1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the TIROS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.


Mass at launch 122 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 720 km
Inclination 48.4 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 01 Apr 1960 EOL 17 Jun 1960
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIROS-1

Acronym Full name
VCS-NA Vidicon Camera System - Narrow Angle
VCS-WA Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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