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Eye in the Sky : Story of the Corona Spy Satellites - Dwayne A. Day

Eye in the Sky

Story of the Corona Spy Satellites

By: Dwayne A. Day (Editor), John M. Logsdon (Editor), Brian Latell (Editor)

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Published: 17th August 1999
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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.

"This book chronicles in satisfying detail the origins of US satellite reconnaissance by focusing on the pioneering CORONA program, under which some 800,000 satellite images were made between 1960 and 1972."--Scientific American

"Day (a research associate at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington Univ.), Logsdon (director of the Space Policy Institute), and Latell (editor of the CIA's journal Studies in Intelligence) have gathered together essays by many figures active in the program, producing a fascinating record of the evolution and impact of this crucial and revolutionary program."--Kirkus Reviews

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The CORONA Story
Strategic Intelligence and U.S. Security: The Contributions of CORONAp. 21
CORONA: A Triumph of American Technologyp. 29
The Development and Improvement of the CORONA Satellitep. 48
Postwar Strategic Reconnaissance and the Genesis of CORONAp. 86
A Strategy for Reconnaissance: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Freedom of Spacep. 119
The National Reconnaissance Office: Its Origins, Creation, and Early Yearsp. 143
Zenit: The Soviet Response to CORONAp. 157
Voices of the CORONA Pioneers
CORONA and the U.S. Presidentsp. 173
The Origin and Evolution of the CORONA Systemp. 181
CORONA and the Revolution in Mapmakingp. 200
Exploiting CORONA Imagery: The Impact on Intelligencep. 215
Program Overview and Camera Datap. 231
Launch Listingsp. 235
Notesp. 247
Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 291
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781560987734
ISBN-10: 1560987731
Series: Smithsonian History of Aviation & Spaceflight S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 17th August 1999
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Type: New edition