Earth Pre-Federation Database - Nimbus 1

Nimbus 1 was an American Nimbus Program artificial satellite that was in service with NASA in the mid-20th century. This satellite was equipped with high-resolution cameras which were used to photograph the surface of the Earth. An image of the Nimbus 1 satellite in Earth's polar orbit was stored in the library computer of the USS Enterprise. This image was later retrieved by the Talosians during their survey of the library computer's contents in 2254.
TOS "The Cage"
Nimbus 1 was the prototype for a second-generation weather satellite. This satellite was launched into space on August 27, 1964.
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference
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