Space Rocket History #38 – Syncom 1,2,3, and TIROS 8

Geosynchronous satellites have the advantage of remaining permanently in the same area of the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth. Geostationary satellites have the special property of remaining permanently fixed in the exact same position in the sky at all times, meaning that ground-based antennas do not need to track them but can remain fixed in one direction…

Syncom 2

Syncom 2

Delta D

Delta D

TIROS

TIROS

Thor Delta B

Thor Delta B

By Dave.

By Dave.

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