Great vintage background material on NASA's first experimental weather satellite, developed by RCA and launched in 1960. Namesake for an upcoming project.
"Too bad the station itself didn't fare so well."
airbornesurfer - Indeed. There is another article about the closure in Spaceflight magazine:
airbornesurfer - this may be of historical interest to you as the '78 TIROS-N satellite was tracked and archived at this receiving station:
(The Muirhead photofacsimile machines are definitely in the 'old stuff' category.)