TIROS-M

Summary

TIROS-M
ITOS (Tiros-M)-repair.jpg
TIROS-M
Mission typeWeather
OperatorESSA / NASA
COSPAR ID1970-008A[1]
SATCAT no.4320
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerRCA Astro
Launch mass309 kilograms (681 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateJanuary 23, 1970, 11:31 (1970-01-23UTC11:31Z) UTC[2]
RocketDelta-N6
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedJune 18, 1971 (1971-06-19)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Sun-synchronous
Perigee altitude1,432 kilometers (890 mi)
Apogee altitude1,478 kilometers (918 mi)
Inclination101.99 degrees
Period115 minutes
EpochJanuary 23, 1971
ITOS
← ESSA-9
TOS
NOAA-1 →
 

TIROS-M, also known as ITOS-1 was a weather satellite operated by the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA). It was part of a series of satellites called ITOS, or improved TIROS.[3] TIROS-M was launched on a Delta rocket on January 23, 1970. The launch carried one other satellite, Australis-OSCAR 5.[2] It was deactivated on June 18, 1971.

References

  1. ^ "NASA/NSSDC TIROS-M spacecraft details". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "ITOS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved June 6, 2018.