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#USArmy space history: #SignalCorps contributes to meteorological history

#USArmy space history: #SignalCorps contributes to meteorological history

In another year in which the weather has dominated the news around the world, it is fitting to pause and recognize the early advances in meteorological exploration. One such initiative was the TIROS or Television Infrared Observation Satellite Program, the first weather satellite that dates back to 1960. The first of 10 TIROS launches occurred in April, followed soon thereafter by the launch of TIROS II on Nov. 23 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. These first TIROS launches were a joint venture that included NASA, the Radio Corporation of America, the U.S. Weather Bureau, now known as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Naval Photographic Interpretation Center and the U.S. Army Signal Research and Development Lab. The Army Ordnance Corps, had previously assigned the Signal Corps "that portion of this problem that involves meteorological instrumentatio...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/197204/

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