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Spying from Space: Constructing America's Satellite Command and Control Systems

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Spying from Space: Constructing America's Satellite Command and Control Systems - Arnold, David Christopher, and McCartney, Forrest S (Foreword by)
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On August 14, 1960, a revolution quietly occurred in the reconnaissance capabilities of America. When the Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcar Pelican 9 caught a bucket returning from space with film from a satellite, the American intelligence community gained access to previously denied information about the Soviet Union. The Corona reconnaissance satellite missions that followed lifted the veil of secrecy from the communist bloc, revealing, among other things, that no "Missile Gap" existed. This revolution in military ...

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Spying from Space: Constructing America's Satellite Command and Control Systems 2008, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9781603440431

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