The NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) program began with the launch of the first TIROS satellite
High- and low-resolution images, including an artist's rendering of the TIROS satellite, are available via the Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Web site at this URL: http://lmms.
NOAA-K is the latest model in four generations of TIROS satellites that have been designed and built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by Lockheed Martin heritage companies since 1960.
have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms, and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.
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
Barnes' sensors were used on previous TIROS satellites
, dating back to the early 1960's.