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Accession Number PB2012-108797
Title Hexagon Story.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 234p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This volume re-publishes The Hexagon Story as part of the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissances (CSNR) Classics series. The introductory information explains how this history of the Hexagon program focuses on the Air Force involvement with the program as it became operational and matured and contains limited discussion of the early Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contributions to development of the program. The history includes a 98-page annex that focuses on the role of the Intelligence Community in identifying collection requirements and the impressive results of that collection. The author of that annex, John Schadegg (a former Air Force officer and senior CIA official) was responsible for managing the collection operations and had first-hand insight. The annex has 57 pages of illustrative imagery examples, but all of the KH-9 panchromatic images are redacted because the primary film record remains classified at this writing in March 2012, pending review by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. However, we included sixteen KH-9 panchromatic imagery products that the Director of National Intelligence declassified from this volume for the NRO to use during the turnover of Hexagon artifacts to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF).
Keywords Air Force
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Hexagon program

Source Agency Army
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA. Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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