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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0125

TIROS II ready for launch. This satellite was launched on November 23, 1960. Launch vehicle was a Thor-Delta rocket that placed the satellite in an inclined orbit (50 degrees to Equator) at about 420 nautical miles. Cover of "Weather Bureau Topics" for November 1960.

Image ID: spac0125, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: Florida, Cape Canaveral
Photo Date: 1960 November


Category: Space/Rocket/Launch/

High Resolution Photo Available





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