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Milestone-Nomination:TIROS 1

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Docket Number: 2009-03

Proposal Link: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:TIROS_1

Proposed Citation in English, with title and text. Text absolutely limited to 70 words; 60 is preferable for aesthetic reasons. NOTE: The IEEE History Committee shall have final determination on the wording of the citation

Absolutely limited to 75 words; 60 is preferable for aesthetic reasons. NOTE: Whether or not the nominator suggests a citation, The IEEE History Committee shall have final determination of the wording of the citation.


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RCA Laboratories developed TV Vidicon cameras.  RCA Camden developed<o:p></o:p>

cameras and recorders under USASCRDL classified contracts.  In 1958<o:p></o:p>

RCA Astro, under NASA direction, designed the spacecraft: structure,<o:p></o:p>

communications, controls, power supply using solar and battery cells,<o:p></o:p>

momentum adjust devices, and horizon sensors.  On <st1:date month="4" day="1" year="1960">April 1, 1960</st1:date> RCA<o:p></o:p>

Astro, NASA, and Lockheed teams launched TIROS 1, the worlds first<o:p></o:p>

weather satellite.<o:p></o:p>

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<st1:date month="4" day="1" year="2010">APRIL 1, 2010</st1:date>

Historic significance of this work: its importance to the evolution of electrical and computer engineering and science and its importance to regional/national/international development.

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Media:TIROS-Sarnoff-Letter.pdf

Media:TIROS-evaluation1.pdf

Media:Tiros-evaluation2.pdf