The First Weather Satellite

The First Weather Satellite (HMKUG)

Location: Newtown, PA 18940 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.443', W 74° 56.161'

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The world's 1st experimental and operational weather satellite, TIROS 1, was manufactured here by Lavelle Aircraft Corp. in 1960. Pioneering satellite TV techniques, TIROS recorded the 1st TV image from space. Its success led to improved satellites that provided key data to meteorology.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 505443 N 4452627
Decimal Degrees40.22405000, -74.93601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.443', W 74° 56.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 26.58" N, 74° 56' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 259-299 S State St, Newtown PA 18940, US
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