NASA | TIROS-1: The Forecast Revolution Begins (50th Anniversary)
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the launch of TIROS 1
Mission Profile - 1960-04-01 TIROS-1
TIROS WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM 1960s R.C.A. FILM FOR NASA 45164
A Year of Weather 2013
NASA launched a new satellite called TIROS-1. It was a first attempt to use satellites for the study of weather. The program was promoted by famous meteorologist Harry Wexler. TiROS-1 carried just four basic instruments: two visible spectrum cameras (wide-angle and narrow-angle), horizon sensor and sun angle sensor.
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