ITOS-E

Summary

ITOS-E
Mission typeWeather
OperatorNOAA[1]
Mission durationLaunch failure
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerRCA Astro
Launch mass747 kilograms (1,647 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateJuly 16, 1973, 00:00 (1973-07-16Z) UTC[2]
RocketDelta-300
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun-synchronous
EpochPlanned
ITOS
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ITOS-E was a weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was part of a series of satellites called ITOS, or improved TIROS.[3] ITOS-E was released on July 16, 1973 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, with a Delta rocket, but failed to achieve orbit.

References

  1. ^ "NASA/NSSDC ITOS-E1 spacecraft details". Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "ITOS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved June 7, 2018.