BackForward Satellite: TIROS-5 

Satellite details
Acronym TIROS-5
Full name Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite - 5
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the TIROS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
Mass at launch 129 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 750 km
Inclination 58.1 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 19 Jun 1962 EOL 27 Nov 1963
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIROS-5

Acronym Full name
VCS-MA Vidicon Camera System - Medium Angle
VCS-WA Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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