Tiros 5

USA


Orig PL name: Tiros E (A-50)

Launch data:

Designation00309 / 62 A Alpha1 / 62025A
Launch date19 Jun 1962 - 12:19:01 UT
Launch siteCC, LC17A
Launch vehicleDelta-DM19 (#321/D10)
MissionMeteorology
Earth orbit on Jul 13, 1962 (.4):
Perigee / Apogee 588 x 974 km
Eccentricity 0.027
Inclination 58.05 deg
Period 100.44 min
Earth orbit on May 25, 2000 (.91):
Perigee / Apogee 575 x 874 km
Eccentricity 0.021
Inclination 58.10°
Period 99.28 min

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufactor 
Platform 
Operator 
Mass at launch  129 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cylinder
Dimension (m) 0.56 long, 1.07 dia
Equipment 
Solar array 
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  100 yrs

Securing cover for TIROS V satellite prior to launching. Lettering on nose cone reads: CAUTION EXPLOSIVE DEVICES ARE SET IN THIS VEHICLE CONSULT DIRECTIONS BEFORE HANDLING. The bulbous nose fairing protected the satellite during its ride through the atmosphere into space.


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