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TIROS 1 meteorological satellite, 1960.


TIROS 1 meteorological satellite, 1960.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Artist's impresion of the TIROS 1 (Television Infra-Red Observational Satellite) meteorological satellite. TIROS 1, the first of a series of 10 experimental metsats, was launched on 1st April 1960. It returned over 20,000 pictures of the clouds in the Earth's atmosphere during its 78-day operational life.

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