NOAA 5 lifts off. This satellite weighed 749 pounds , entered a near circular polar orbit 939.89 by 934.98 statute miles above the Earth, orbited every 116.32 minutes, and was inclined to the equator at 102.105 degrees. In addition to visible and infra-red imaging systems, it also carried early search and rescue beacon equipment.
Photo Category: Space - Rocket - Launch
Photo Date: 1976 July 29