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Corona: America's First Satellite Program

  title={Corona: America's First Satellite Program},
  author={Kevin Conley Ruffner},
Abstract : Since the CORONA satellite made its first successful flight in August 1960, the Intelligence Community's overhead reconnaissance programs have been among the nation's most closely guarded secrets. The end of the Cold War, however, has at last made it possible to declassify both information and imagery from the first American satellite systems of the 1960s. To do this, President William Clinton in February of this year ordered the declassification within 18 months of historical… 

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