Tiros 3

USA



Launch data:

Designation00162 / 1961 Rho1 / 61017A
Launch date12 Jul 1961 - 10:25:06 UT
Launch siteCC, LC17A
Launch vehicleDelta-DM19 (#286/D5)
MissionMeteorology
Earth orbit on Jul 12, 1961 (.5):
Perigee/Apogee735 x 820 km
Eccentricity 0.006
Inclination47.90°
Period100.33 min
Earth orbit on May 25, 2000 (.93):
Perigee / Apogee 720 x 787 km
Eccentricity 0.005
Inclination 47,91°
Period 99.88 min

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufactor 
Platform 
Operator 
Mass at launch  129 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cylinder
Dimension (m) 0.48 long, 1.07 dia
Equipment 
Solar array 
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  150 yrs

Satellite tracking:

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