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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0016

TIROS IV lifting off the pad. Launched by 3-stage Thor Delta rocket #317 the satellite was equipped with two television cameras for photographing cloud cover and with infrared sensors to make measurements of the earth's surface, atmosphere, and cloud tops.

Image ID: spac0016, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: Florida, Cape Canaveral
Photo Date: 1962 February 8

Category: Space/Rocket/Launch/

High Resolution Photo Available

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