Mounting early TIROS satellite on nose of rocket prior to launch. TIROS
satellites were 18-sided polygons, 22 1/2 inches high with a 42-inch diameter.
They weighed between 270 and 300 pounds.
Image ID: spac0113, NOAA In Space Collection
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