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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0116

Making adjustments to TIROS II satellite prior to launch. Small square objects are 9,260 solar cells. TIROS II was the first meteorological satellite to have infra-red sensors as well as television cameras. It was launched November 23, 1960 and weighed 280 pounds.

Image ID: spac0116, NOAA In Space Collection
Photo Date: 1960, November

Category: Space/Satellite/Vehicle/

High Resolution Photo Available

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