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Title Intelligence revolution 1960 : retrieving the corona imagery that helped win the Cold War / [edited] by Ingard Clausen and Edward A. Miller.

Imprint Chantilly, Va. : Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance, 2012.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 1.2:IN 8/16    ---  Available
Description xiv, 240 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Note "April 2012."
Shipping list no.: 2012-0291-P.
Summary Overview: Provides a history of the Corona Satellite photo reconnaissance Program. It was a joint Central Intelligence Agency and United States Air Force program in the 1960s. It was then highly classified.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-13) and index.
Contents Preface from CSNR -- Preface from Ingard Clausen -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Challenges in developing the Corona System and utilizing the product. Reflections on Corona's tough challenges / Ingard Clausen ; Thor Booster challenge / Ingard Clausen ; Agena Booster platform challenges / Sam Araki ; Physical vs. radio frequency image recovery / Hilliard Paige ; Satellite recovery vehicle challenge / Edward Miller ; Mid-air recovery challenge / Lt Col Harold Mitchell ; Mid-air retrieval challenge / Lt Robert Counts ; Photo interpreter challenge / David Doyle ; Eisenhower briefing challenge / Dino Brugioni -- Corona's Cover, Discoverer. Objective of Discoverer / Ingard Clausen ; Creating the satellite aeromedical recovery vehicle program / Marvin Clarke ; Design of Discoverer's primate life support system / John Hoffnagle ; Space environmental qualification test of the recovery capsule including primate / George Christopher ; Spitsbergen incident / Edward Miller and George Christopher -- Five "Firsts" of Corona. Systems design of a satellite recovery vehicle / Robert Chamberlin ; First man-made object to eject, stabilize, and propel itself to de-orbit a payload / Max Dienemann and George Christopher ; First man-made object to reenter from orbit / Walter Scafer, Florian Brent, John Segletes, George Sutton, and Harold Bloom ; First satellite recovery vehicle to be recovered from orbit / Florian Brent, Robert Lowe, Anthony Smith, Bernard Mirowsky, Willian Woebkenberg, and Borge Anderson ; First photographs recovered from space from a 3-Axis stabilized platform / Cdr Robert Haviland -- Recovery Operational Challenges, 1960-1973. Requalification testing the SRV at Lockheed / Charles Robinson, Alfred Gross, Henry Bried, and Walter Overstreet ; 104 successful missions for the SRV / Walter Smith, Daniel Rossman, Alfred Little II, Myron Peterson, Robert Gross, William Wier, Edmond Bryce Sr, Clifford Barr, Richard Lasher, Edwin Hearn and Bruce Waechter -- Afterword -- Appendix 1: Aftermath for General Electric aerospace businesses -- Appendix 2: Autobiographical businesses -- Appendix 3: Biographical tributes -- Appendix 4: People of Corona.
Subject Space surveillance -- United States -- History.
Astronautics, Military -- United States -- History.
Military surveillance -- United States -- History.
Cold War -- History.
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Astronautics, Military. (OCoLC)fst00819604
Military surveillance. (OCoLC)fst01021508
Space surveillance. (OCoLC)fst01127934
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1945 - 1989
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Clausen, Ingard, editor.
Miller, Edward Alan, 1922-, editor.
Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance (U.S.)
ISBN 9781937219024 (pbk.)
193721902X (pbk.)
Gpo Item No. 0306
Sudoc No. D 1.2:IN 8/16

 
    
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