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Milestone-Nomination:TIROS 1

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Docket Number: 2009-03

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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.


RCA Laboratories developed TV Vidicon cameras. RCA Camden developed cameras and recorders under USASCRDL classified contracts. In 1958 RCA Astro, under NASA direction, designed the spacecraft: structure, communications, controls, power supply using solar and battery cells, momentum adjust devices, and horizon sensors. On April 1, 1960 RCA Astro, NASA, and Lockheed teams launched TIROS 1, the worlds first weather satellite.

APRIL 1, 2010

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.

What features or characteristics set this work apart from similar achievements?

Please attach a letter in English, or with English translation, from the site owner giving permission to place IEEE milestone plaque on the property.

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