BackForward Satellite: TIROS-4 

Satellite details
Acronym TIROS-4
Full name Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite - 4
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the TIROS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Substantial contribution to radiation budget study.
Mass at launch 129 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 770 km
Inclination 48.3 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 02 Feb 1962 EOL 19 Jul 1962
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIROS-4

Acronym Full name
FPR Flat Plate Radiometer
MRIR Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer
VCS-MA Vidicon Camera System - Medium Angle
VCS-WA Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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