BackForward Satellite: TIROS-8 

Satellite details
Acronym TIROS-8
Full name Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite - 8
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 8th flight unit of the TIROS programme.
  • Main mission: cloud imagery.
  • Real-time picture transmission (APT).
Mass at launch 265 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Real-time data availability by Automatic Picture Transmission (APT).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 730 km
Inclination 58.5 °


Space agency NASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Dec 1963 EOL 01 Jul 1967
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIROS-8

Acronym Full name
APT Automatic Picture Transmission
VCS-WA Vidicon Camera System - Wide Angle
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