BackForward Satellite: TIROS-6 

Satellite details
Acronym TIROS-6
Full name Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite - 6
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 6th flight unit of the TIROS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
Mass at launch 127 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from NASA.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 700 km
Inclination 58.3 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 18 Sep 1962 EOL 12 Oct 1963
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIROS-6

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