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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0015

Launch of ESSA I, the first satellite actually owned and operated by a forerunner of NOAA. Although the Weather Bureau used and studied the data from TIROS I - X, NASA operated these satellites. ESSA I was the first of the TIROS Operational Satellite (TOS) satellites.

Image ID: spac0015, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: Florida, Cape Canaveral
Photo Date: 1966 February 3

Category: Space/Rocket/Launch/

High Resolution Photo Available

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