Section 1. Management of the National Reconnaissance Program, 1960-1965 (Perry's Volume 5) -- Section 2. Samos (Perry's Volume 2A and 2B) -- Section 3. Corona (Perry's Volume 1) -- Section 4. Gambit and Hexagon (Perry's Volume 3A and 3B) -- Section 5. Quill (Perry's Quill history) -- Section 6. Reconnaissance satellites research and development: capabilities in readout, crisis resolution, and very high resolution (Perry's Volume 4) -- Appendices.
This history provides valuable insight into the early management of the NRO and its subsequent development and operation of the film-return family of imaging reconnaissance satellites- insight that offers both lessons and inspiration for those of us who continue to work in the field of space reconnaissance. -- Excerpted from foreward.