How much detail do we need to see? High and very high resolution photography, GAMBIT, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory

  title={How much detail do we need to see? High and very high resolution photography, GAMBIT, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory},
  author={James David},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={768 - 781}
  • J. David
  • Published 21 February 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
Abstract This article examines the requirements for high and very high resolution photography of the USSR and other denied areas during the Cold War. It discusses the partial success of GAMBIT-1 and the much greater success of GAMBIT-3 beginning in 1966 in acquiring the former. The article reviews the development of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) in the same period to collect very high resolution photography, the rationale for it, and the major technical and financial problems the program… 



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