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Tiros-m Press Kit

Tiros-m Press Kit

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA press kit for ITOS-1
NASA press kit for ITOS-1

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 14, 2010
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orbit,the
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no.
earlier
thanm.Jan.,15
from
the
Western
TestRange,
Lopoc,alif.
.
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la~unch
vehiicle
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thrust
at
'liftoff
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about
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spacecraft
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placed
in
a:
circular,'
909-
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polar
orbit,
inclined
78.224
degrees
(retro-grade)
to.
the
Equator
and
will
circle
the
Earth'every115
'
,
minutes.
It's
orbit
will
be5un-synchronous
(Sun
always
:at
thesameangle
behind
the
spacecraft)
to
provide
maximum
'powerforkeeping
batteries
charged
and
for
illiumination
,for
photography.
-In.addition,
Aus-tralis'OSCAR-7A,
a.39-pqund.spacecraft
.
desig'ned
and
construc-ted-by
amateur
radio.
operators,
has
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a
secondarypayload.
aboard
the
Delta
second
tage.
.
.
This
second-generation
operationalspacecraft
will
notonly
more.,than
double
the
daily
weather
coveragenowpossible
from
t~ie
current-seri'esof
Environmental
Survey
Satellites
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but
at
less
cost,
more
effectively
and
during
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pictures
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the
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right.andwill
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top
andi'surface
temperatures.
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