Skip to comments.Decades later, a Cold War secret is revealed
Posted on 12/27/2011 3:55:09 PM PST by SMCC1
"For more than a decade they toiled in the strange, boxy-looking building on the hill above the municipal airport, the building with no windows (except in the cafeteria), the building filled with secrets.
They wore protective white jumpsuits, and had to walk through air-shower chambers before entering the sanitized "cleanroom" where the equipment was stored.
They spoke in code...."
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God bless those people for their hard work and loyalty!
Keyhole Sat Programs:
KH8 & KH9 were film imagining.
KH11 was charge-coupled device (CCD) array technology, sent by RF transmitter.
This has been out in the open for a long time. “Deep Black” (published Dec. 1, 1988)
Not sure I still have my copy, but read it soon after it was published. Same with “The Puzzle Palace”. I loaned that to a RF tech friend of mine.
They were a bunch of HEROES!
Not a Bradley Manning among them!
The “superb” review there is mine. ;)
God Bless every one of them...
Thanks for the ping. These birds performed a very important mission during the Cold War, along with the C-119 aircraft that recovered the film capsules in flight over the Pacific.
I T, thanks for the ping. They were excellent platforms that took really great pics. they were worth every penny invested in them. Our thanks to the men and women who built them and preserved their secret of doing so for so long.
So _that’s_ what they really made there!
Just went by there this morning, the “no windows” makes sense now.
Perkin-Elmer was a BIG employer in these parts back in the late 50’s-early 60’s. But they’re gone today...