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TrendingThe first weather satellite launched 60 years ago

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April 1, 1960: TIROS 1 Satellite Launched

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TIROS-1 Satellite 1960

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OTD in Space – April 1: NASA Launches TIROS-1, First US Weather Satellite

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The World's First Weather Satellite

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NASA | TIROS-1: The Forecast Revolution Begins (50th Anniversary)

60 years ago, NASA launched a satellite called TIROS-1. It was the first attempt to use satellites for the study of weather. The program was promoted by famous meteorologist Harry Wexler. It was NASA's first experimental step to determine if satellites could be useful in the study of the Earth.