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ITOS D AND E system design report, volume 1The configuration and functions of the ITOS D and E system are described. The system will expand the operational capability of the basic TIROS M/ITOS system. The ITOS D and E mission will utilize the capabilities of the two-stage DSV 3N-6 Delta launch vehicle to place the ITOS D and E spacecraft into a circular, near-polar, sun synchronous orbit at 790 nautical miles altitude. The ITOS D and E will provide the following primary data: (1) visible daytime observations of cloud cover, (2) daytime and nighttime observations of cloud cover as detected from radiance in infrared spectrum, and (3) vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere on a global basis for data processing. In addition, the ITOS D and E system will provide secondary data comprising solar proton density measurements obtained throughout the orbit.
Document ID
19730010136
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
April 30, 1970
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
AED-R-3553F-VOL-1
NASA-CR-130160
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-10306
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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