Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Weather Satellite
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.
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 13.443′ N, 74° 56.161′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Sterling Street, on the right when traveling north on State Street. Click for map. Marker is near the Stocking Works. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 S. State Street, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stocking Works (here, next to this marker); Friends Meeting (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Hicks House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Hicks (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitehall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bird in Hand (approx. ¼ mile away); February 9, 1778 (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newtown.
Also see . . .
1. TIROS Missions (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. NOAA TIROS 1 Mission. (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. TIROS 1 Photos & Images. (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. The First Weather Satellite - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Communications • Environment • Exploration • Government • Man-Made Features • Notable Events • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.