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RCA News and Information, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Satellite Sensor Alignment; Optical alignment of RCA's Advance TIROS-N (ATN) meteorological satellite is checked at RCA Astro - Electronics in Princeton, New Jersey. The satellite was the first in a series of advance TIROS-N/NOAA meteorological satellites which were being designed and built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Photo date: 
circa 1982
TIROS (Television Infrared Observation Satellite)