Cold war era american spy satellites

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    The declassification of GAMBIT and HEXAGON was publicly announced on September 17, 2011. Two GAMBIT systems were developed for surveillance of specific targets. GAMBIT 1 initially launched in 1963 and was equipped with the KH-7 camera systems. GAMBIT 3 followed in 1966 and was equipped with the KH-8 camera system. The HEXAGON system was launched in 1971 and was developed for wide-area searches of denied territory. Together these satellitites became America's eyes in space.

    The full declassified document is here :- NRO - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

    Full details of discussions follow here :- Cold war american spy satellites declassified

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