Tiros 8

USA


Orig PL name: Tiros H (A-53)

Launch data:

Designation00716 / 63054A
Launch date21 Dec 1963 - 09:30 UT
Launch siteCC, LC17B
Launch vehicle Delta-B (#371/D22)
MissionMeteorology
Earth orbit:
Perigee/Apogee 669/703 km
Inclination 58.5°
Period 98.5 min
Mass at launch 102.4 kg

The APT (Automatic Puncture Transmission) camera enabled, for the first time, small antennas to receive pictures.


Ref: #7, #15 - update: 17.05.05