TIROS II ready for launch. This satellite was launched on November 23, 1960. Launch vehicle was a Thor-Delta rocket that placed the satellite in an inclined orbit (50 degrees to Equator) at about 420 nautical miles. Cover of “Weather Bureau Topics” for November 1960.
Photo Category: Space - Rocket - Launch
Photo Location: Florida, Cape Canaveral
Photo Date: 1960 November