Tiros satellite

Tiros satellite

[′tī‚rōs ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
Television infrared observation satellite; a meteorological satellite that takes television pictures of cloud cover, using radiation sensors and cameras; it stores and transmits this information on ground command.
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Tiros satellites have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms, and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.</em>
Prior to joining COMSAT, he was with RCA in the Astro-Electronics Division, where he designed television cameras for use in the Nimbus, Ranger and TIROS satellites. Garlow is a member of IEEE, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau and Eta Kappa Nu.