Engineers at the TIROS I spacecraft at Complex 17, Cape Kennedy

Cape Kennedy - Engineers mate the TIROS I spacecraft at Complex 17. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new TIROS satellite will carry two cameras looking out the side radially opposite each other rather than parallel to the spin axis (or looking out of the bottom) as in the first eight TIROS satellites. The cameras will look down at the Earth as the spcecraft rolls like a wheel in a polar orbit., Credit Line: National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Cape Kennedy - Engineers mate the TIROS I spacecraft at Complex 17. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new TIROS satellite will carry two cameras looking out the side radially opposite each other rather than parallel to the spin axis (or looking out of the bottom) as in the first eight TIROS satellites. The cameras will look down at the Earth as the spcecraft rolls like a wheel in a polar orbit.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
TIROS (Television Infrared Observation Satellite)
Credit Line: National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: TIROS F3