National Reconnaissance Program: Surveillance Satellite: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Paperback)
The book is a story about the National Security Program, the Kodak reconnaissance mission from 1980.
These were a key part of the National Reconnaissance Program. With their ability to image objects as small as afoot, from 100 miles away, these systems helped make the SALT treaties possible. How the technology from these systems helped select the landing sites for the Apollo Program is described. They were some of the very first satellites placed in orbit and were at the state of the art. The narrative is based upon personal recollections plus a discussion of recently declassified material from the National Reconnaissance Office and the CIA. It is the story of a group of people that significantly contributed to national security, but were never acknowledged to exist until the recent declassification of these efforts.