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    This is a television antenna going up at Tashikama Air Base, Japan. It is part?

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    This is a television antenna going up at Tashikama Air Base, Japan. It is part of a world-wide system for weather satellite. Approximately 41 of these stations are planned in an intensive meteorological experiment.

    This is a TIROS launch from Cape Kennedy. The Thor Able rocket will place the TV bearing satellite into a 400 mile orbital altitude where it will transmit a cloud cover picture every 208 seconds.

    At hence alll over the world the data supplied by Tiros and the never Nimbus weather satellite, will permit more rapid and accurate weather planning for vital defense missions.

    ???, at Langley Air Force Base, a facsimile picture is being received. The facsimile is plotted on a grid to determine its exact position and the extracted information to compiled on weather charts.

    The Nimbus satellite, more sophisticated them the Tiros will advance the art of weather observation through the use of satellite.

    Today, meteorological satellite are primarily experimental. As development continues, weather forecasting will emerge as an exact science and weather information long plagued by limited reporting facilities, will cease to be "subject to change".

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