Tiros 6

USA


Orig PL name: Tiros F2 (A-51)

Launch data:

Designation00397 / 62 A Psi 1 / 62047A
Launch date18 Sep 1962 - 08:53:08 UT
Launch siteCC, LC17A
Launch vehicleDelta-DM19 (#318/D12)
MissionMeteorology
Earth orbit on Sep 19, 1962 (.4):
Perigee / Apogee 686 x 713 km
Eccentricity 0.002
Inclination 58.32 deg
Period 98.73 min
Earth orbit on May 25, 2000 (.96):
Perigee / Apogee 624 x 646 km
Eccentricity 0.002
Inclination 58.31°
Period 97.42 min

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufactor 
Platform 
Operator 
Mass at launch  127 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Cylinder
Dimension (m) 0.56 long, 1.07 dia
Equipment 
Solar array 
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  80 yrs

Satellite tracking:

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Ref: #1, #2, #7, #206, #228 - update: 03.11.13