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TIROS N is classified as:


NORAD ID: 11060
Int'l Code: 1978-096A
Perigee: 831.6 km
Apogee: 846.1 km
Inclination: 98.9 °
Period: 101.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 7209 km
RCS: 5.5506 m2 (large)
Launch date: October 13, 1978
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

TIROS-N was an operational meteorological satellite for use in the National Operational Environmental Satellite System (NOESS) and for the support of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) during 1978-84. The satellite design provided an economical and stable sun-synchronous platform for advanced operational instruments to measure the earth's atmosphere, its surface and cloudcover, and the near-space environment.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 11060U 78096A   16207.17338259 -.00000005  00000-0  19575-4 0  9999
2 11060  98.9422 249.6459 0010466 188.6553 171.4443 14.18119426166639
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 836