Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Hexagonal Satellite from the 1970s depicted on CNN Declassified

A episode of CNN's "Declassified" on Sept. 4 maintains "This Spy Satellite May Have Prevented WWIII" and maintains that the 1970s Hexagonal satellite was better than Google Earth.

Much of this work was done while I was working for NAVCOSSACT in Washington in 1971-1972.  Intelligence definitely affected the SALT talks toward the end of the Nixon years.

The engineering work was incredibly detailed, and most professionals had few projects on their resumes, as the satellites had to work perfectly the first time in space.

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