TIROS-N

Summary

TIROS-N
Mission typeWeather
OperatorNOAA
COSPAR ID1978-096A
SATCAT no.11060
Mission duration2 years (planned)
868 days (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftTIROS-N
Launch mass734 kg (1,618 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date13 October 1978,
11:23:00 UTC [1]
RocketAtlas F
Launch siteVandenberg Air Force Base
End of mission
Deactivated27 February 1981
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeSun-synchronous orbit
Perigee altitude829 km (515 mi)
Apogee altitude845 km (525 mi)
Inclination98.70°
Period101.70 minutes
← NOAA-5
NOAA-6 →
 

TIROS-N satellite is the first of the TIROS-N series. It is a weather satellite launched on 13 October 1978.[2] It was designed to become operational during 2 years. Its mass is 734 kilograms.[2] Its perigee to Earth is 829 kilometers. Its apogee is 845 kilometers away from Earth. Its inclination is 98.70°. It was managed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); designed and launched by NASA. The spacecraft was 3-axis stabilized.[2] TIROS-N was operated for 868 days until deactivated by NOAA on 27 February 1981.[3]

Gallery of cyclones captured by this satellite

References

  1. ^ "Display: TIROS-N 1978-096A". nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c "Tiros N". Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. ^ "TIROS-N/NOAA Program - 1978-1986". NASA. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

External links

  • ITOS/TIROS-N/ATN (NOAA) series