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Itos-h Press Kit

Itos-h Press Kit

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

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National
Aeronautics
andSpace
AdministrationWashington,
D.C.
20546
AC
202
755-8370
ForRelease
IMMEDIATE
Press
Kit
Project
ITOS-HRELEASE
NO:
76-130
Contents
GENERAL
RELEASE
......................................
1-2
DELTALAUNCH
VEHICLE
CONFIGURATION
..................
3
TYPICAL
LAUNCH
SEQUENCEFOR
ITOS
....................
*
4
DELTAMODEL
2310
....................................
5-6LAUNCH
OPERATIONS
...................................
7
NASAPROGRAM/PROJECTMANAGEMENT
.....................
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National
Aeronautics
and
Space
Administration
Washington.
DC
20546
AC
202
755-8370
Richard
McCormack
For
Release:
Headquarters,
Washington,
D.C.
IMMEDIATE
(Phone:
(202/755-8487)
Joseph McRobertsGoddardSpace
Flight
Center,
Greenbelt,
Md.(Phone:
301/982-4955)
RELEASE
NO:
76-130
NASA
TO
LAUNCH SEVENTH
ITOS
FOR NOAA
NASA
has
scheduled
launch
of the
seventh
ITOS
operationalweather
satellite,
ITOS-H,for the
National
Oceanic
and
Atmospheric
Administration
(NOAA)
or
the
Department
of
Commerce
July
29
from
the
Western
Test
Range
at
Vandenberg
Air
Force
Base,
Lompoc,
Calif.
Launch
window
for
thedate
opens
at
1:07
and
closes
at
1:17 p.m., EDT.
A NASADelta
launch will
lift
the
340-kilograr.
(749-pound)
weather
satellite
into
a
1,450-kilometer
(790-mile)
circular
polar
orbitwith
a
period
of
115
minutes.-
more-
 
-2-
ITOS
was
designedanddeveloped
by
NASA
for
NOAA.
It
will
be
designatedNOAA-5
after
it
sucessfullyenters
orbit.
Instrumentsaboard
the
satellitewillprovidevisible
and
infrared
imagesof
cloud
cover,
snow,
ice,
the
sea
surfaceand
gatherinformation
ontemperatures
and
moisture
in
the
atmosphere.
NOAA
will
reimburseNASA
forthe
launchvehicleandlaunch
costs.
(END
OF
GENERAL
RELEASE.
BACKGROUNDINFORMATION
FOLLOWS.)

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