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Eye in the sky : the story of the Corona spy satellites

Author: Dwayne A Day; John M Logsdon; Brian Latell
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1998] ©1998
Series: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eye in the sky.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97019238
(OCoLC)36783934
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dwayne A Day; John M Logsdon; Brian Latell
ISBN: 9781588345189 1588345181
OCLC Number: 908762995
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction / Dwayne A. Day, John M. Logsdon and Brian Latell --
pt. 1. The CORONA Story. 1. Strategic Intelligence and U.S. Security: The Contributions of CORONA / Ernest R. May. 2. CORONA: A Triumph of American Technology / Albert D. Wheelon. 3. The Development and Improvement of the CORONA Satellite / Dwayne A. Day. 4. Postwar Strategic Reconnaissance and the Genesis of CORONA / R. Cargill Hall. 5. A Strategy for Reconnaissance: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Freedom of Space / Dwayne A. Day. 6. The National Reconnaissance Office: Its Origins, Creation, and Early Years / Gerald Haines. 7. Zenit: The Soviet Response to CORONA / Peter A. Gorin --
pt. 2. Voices of the CORONA Pioneers. 8. CORONA and the U.S. Presidents. 9. The Origin and Evolution of the CORONA System. 10. CORONA and the Revolution in Mapmaking. 11. Exploiting CORONA Imagery: The Impact on Intelligence --
App. A. Program Overview and Camera Data --
App. B. Launch Listings / Jonathan McDowell.
Series Title: Smithsonian history of aviation series.
Responsibility: edited by Dwayne A. Day, John M. Logsdon, and Brian Latell.
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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.

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