• Short Summary

    A NEW HIGHLY UNUSUAL WEATHER SATELLITE WAS LAUNCHED FROM CAPE KENNEDY, FLORIDA (SOUTHEASTERN US) ON SATURDAY (21 DECEMBER).

  • Description

    A NEW HIGHLY UNUSUAL WEATHER SATELLITE WAS LAUNCHED FROM CAPE KENNEDY, FLORIDA (SOUTHEASTERN US) ON SATURDAY (21 DECEMBER).KNOWN AS TIROS 9, THE DEVICE IS AN ORBITING METEOROLOGICAL STATION WHICH -- LIKE PREVIOUS TIROS SATELLITES -- WILL PHOTOGRAPH WEATHER PATTERNS AND TRANSMIT THE PICTURES BACK TO RECEIVING STATIONS ON THE EARTH.

    THIS TIROS, HOWEVER, IS EQUIPPED WITH THE FIRST AUTOMATIC PICTURE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (APT).WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, THE APT SYSTEM WILL ENABLE ANY WEATHER AGENCY OF COMMERCIAL INTEREST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE PICTURES FROM THE SATELLITE.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, SUCH PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WITH THE PRICE OF A RECEIVING STATION -- WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE MODERATELY INEXPENSIVE.

    IN PRELIMINARY TESTS USING EXISTING GROUND STATIONS.THE TIROS 9 SENT BACK GOOD QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS.THEY RESEMBLE THE QUALITY OF AVERAGE NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHS AND CLEARLY SHOW CLOUD COVER PATTERNS AND THE PRINCIPAL GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA692IUYNBC7J90ZD2Q9I789K39
    Media URN:
    VLVA692IUYNBC7J90ZD2Q9I789K39
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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