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NOAA In Space Collection
Catalog of Images

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A parabolic antenna at Wallops Island.
1973 October
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A parabolic antenna at Wallops Island.
1973 October
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John Hussey, TIROS-N Ground System Project Manager, standing below 36-ft (11-meter) antenna. This was the primary communications terminal for all incoming TIROS-N data at the Suitland processing facility.
Suitland, Maryland 1978
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A 60-foot parabolic antenna used for radio propagation experiments in the troposphere. The Table Mountain facility is 6 miles north of Boulder.
Table Mountain, Colorado 1968 Circa
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Parabolic antennas at Wallops Island.
1973 October
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Artist's conception of a self-contained portable meteorological satellite data receiving station for use by United States military units.
1967 Circa
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A manual tracking 13 db heliz antenna designed to receive TIROS picture information from the Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) system.
1963 Circa
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A specialized satellite data receiving antenna.
Table Mountain, Colorado 1968 Circa
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Specialized antenna array used to monitor the ATS-1 satellite. The ATS-1 was a forerunner of the GOES satellites. This antenna monitored solar proton warnings issued from sensors aboard the satellite which warned of potentially disruptive magnetic storm activity.
Table Mountain, Colorado 1968 Circa
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Dedication ceremony of the 85-foot (26-meter) parabolic antenna at the Wallops Island CDA.
Wallops Island, Virginia 1966 June 22
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Monitoring satellite operations at Wallops Island.
1973 October
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James Norton of the Wallops Island staff checks satellite data handling equipment.
Wallops Island, Virginia 1973 October
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Wallops Island personnel including, left to right: Lloyd Chamberlain, Elwood Harte, Richard Kelly, Norbert Novocin, and Joseph Paranzino.
Wallops Island, Virginia 1973 October
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An engineer checking some of the electronics associated with satellite data reception and processing.
Wallops Island, Virginia 1973 October
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Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) Controller James Budd at TIROS-N Controller's console, from which two operational TIROS-N type spacecraft are controlled.
Suitland, Maryland 1977 Circa
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Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) shift supervisor Jim Nichols at the TIROS-N Spacecraft Engineer's Console.
Suitland, Maryland 1977 Circa
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Scientist Frank Porto at the tape drives of the then new National Environmental Satellite Service (NESS) mass data storage system, the SDC TBMII. This system was used to archive all of the TIROS-N and NOAA-6 digital data on standard two- inch video tape.
Suitland, Maryland 1977 Circa
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Scientist Frank Porto at the tape drives of the then new National Environmental Satellite Service (NESS) mass data storage system, the SDC TBMII. This system was used to archive all of the TIROS-N and NOAA-6 digital data on standard two- inch video tape.
Suitland, Maryland 1977 Circa
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Electronic equipment at the Wallops Island CDA.
Wallops Island, Virginia 1973 October
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An Automatic Picture Transmission recorder which received data from TIROS satellites and printed out as images of cloud cover. The system could also receive standard weather maps.
1966 Circa
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Bumper No. 8, a captured German V-2 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral. This rocket exploded in flight, but was the first to lift off from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
1950 July 24
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NOAA 1 (ITOS -A) lifts off on Launch Vehicle Delta 81.
1970 December 11
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NOAA 2 lifts off.
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California 1972 October 15 1319
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ESSA 4 lifts off. Pre-launch designated TOS B. Launch Vehicle was Delta 45.
1967 January 26
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ESSA 6 lifts off. Launch Vehicle was Delta 54.
1967 November 10
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ESSA 6 lifts off. Launch Vehicle was Delta 54.
1967 November 10
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ESSA 9 lifts off on Delta Launch Vehicle 67. Pre-launch designated TOS G.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1969 February 26, 02:47 A.M.
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NOAA 5 lifts off. This satellite weighed 749 pounds , entered a near circular polar orbit 939.89 by 934.98 statute miles above the Earth, orbited every 116.32 minutes, and was inclined to the equator at 102.105 degrees. In addition to visible and infra-red imaging systems, it also carried early search and rescue beacon equipment.
1976 July 29
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GOES-1, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-1, lifts off aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 116.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1975 October 16 0640 A.M.
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The nine solid rocket motors used to augment the thrust of Delta 116 are being jettisoned 87 seconds after the launch at approximately 18 miles altitude.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1975 October 16 0641 A.M.
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GOES-C awaits launch aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 142. After launch this satellite was designated GOES 3. It was placed in geostationary orbit at 135 degrees west longitude.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1978 June
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TIROS-N lifts off carried aloft by an Atlas launch vehicle.
1978 October 13 0423 A.M.
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GOES-D sits atop Delta 152 Launch Vehicle moments before ignition and liftoff. GOES-D became GOES 4 when placed in orbit. This satellite was placed in geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles above the nation of Colombia in South America.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1980 September 9
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GOES-E sits atop Delta 154 at Launch Complex 17. GOES-E was designated GOES 5 after placing into orbit.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1981 May
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GOES-F launching into orbit. GOES-F was designated GOES-6 after attaining orbit.
1983 April 28
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GOES-F launching into orbit. GOES-F was designated GOES-6 after attaining orbit.
1983 April 28
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NOAA-11 being launched, a TIROS-N spacecraft.
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California 1988 September 24
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GOES G ends in a fiery explosion as the Cape Canaveral Range Safety Officer destroys Delta Launch Vehicle 178 after 91 seconds.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1986 May 3 1819 EDT
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GOES G going for a short ride aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 178. 71 seconds into the mission the first stage engine shut down necessitating destruction 20 seconds later.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1986 May 3 1818 EDT
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GOES-E lifting off. Upon attaining orbit and becoming operational was designated GOES 5.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1981 May 22
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GOES-E ready for launch atop Delta Launch Vehicle 154.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1981 May
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The launch of GOES-D aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 152. Upon attaining orbit and becoming operational was designated GOES 4.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1980 September 9
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Launch of ITOS-H. This became NOAA 5 after becoming operational.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1976 July 29 1307 EDT
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Launch of ITOS-H. This became NOAA 5 after becoming operational.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1976 July 29 1307 EDT
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The launch of GOES-B aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 131. GOES-B became GOES-2 after it became operational.
1977 June 16 0651 EDT
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The launch of GOES-B aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 131. GOES-B became GOES-2 after it became operational.
1977 June 16 0651 EDT
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The launch of GOES-F aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 168.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1983 April 28
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The launch of GOES-F aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 168. GOES-F became GOES-6 when it became operational.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1983 April 28
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The launch of GOES-B aboard Delta Launch Vehicle 131. GOES-B became GOES-2 after it became operational.
1977 June 16 0651 EDT
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Graphic of GOES-I, the first of the GOES-NEXT spacecraft became GOES 8 after a successful launch on April 13, 1994.
1994 Circa

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