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Accession Number PB2013-102916
Title Hexagon (KH-9) Mapping Camera Program and Evolution.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 364p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This volume re-publishes Hexagon Mapping Camera Program and Evolution as part of the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissances (CSNR) Classics series. The introductory information explains that while the focus of this history is on the Hexagon KH-9 mapping camera subsystem, it actually provides an overview of the entire Hexagon program and a full discussion of the evolution of satellite photoreconnaissance up to 1982. This volumes author, Maurice G. Burnett, drew heavily on existing secondary source histories for his broader discussion of satellite photoreconnaissance. In particular, he relied on Robert Perry's National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) histories that were available at the time. Burnett also turned to the then Defense Mapping Agency and Aerospace Corporation for additional data in support of his research.
Keywords Cameras
Military intelligence
National Reconnaissance Office(NRO)
Program evaluation
Reconnaissance satellite
Research program
Satellite photography

Source Agency Secretary of Defense
NTIS Subject Category 48I - Cartography
82B - Photographic Techniques & Equipment
74F - Military Intelligence
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 1306
Contract Number N/A

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