Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites / Edition 1

Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites / Edition 1

by Dwayne A. Day
     
 

Presenting the full story of the CORONA spy satellites' origins, Eye in the Sky explores the Cold War technology and far-reaching effects of the satellites on foreign policy and national security. Arguing that satellite reconnaissance was key to shaping the course of the Cold War, the book documents breakthroughs in intelligence gathering and achievements inSee more details below

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Presenting the full story of the CORONA spy satellites' origins, Eye in the Sky explores the Cold War technology and far-reaching effects of the satellites on foreign policy and national security. Arguing that satellite reconnaissance was key to shaping the course of the Cold War, the book documents breakthroughs in intelligence gathering and achievements in space technology that rival the landing on the moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560987734
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
History of Aviation Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. 1The CORONA Story
1Strategic Intelligence and U.S. Security: The Contributions of CORONA21
2CORONA: A Triumph of American Technology29
3The Development and Improvement of the CORONA Satellite48
4Postwar Strategic Reconnaissance and the Genesis of CORONA86
5A Strategy for Reconnaissance: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Freedom of Space119
6The National Reconnaissance Office: Its Origins, Creation, and Early Years143
7Zenit: The Soviet Response to CORONA157
Pt. 2Voices of the CORONA Pioneers
8CORONA and the U.S. Presidents173
9The Origin and Evolution of the CORONA System181
10CORONA and the Revolution in Mapmaking200
11Exploiting CORONA Imagery: The Impact on Intelligence215
App. AProgram Overview and Camera Data231
App. BLaunch Listings235
Notes247
Contributors289
Index291

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