CORONA (satellite)

The CORONA[1] program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force. The CORONA satellites were used for photographic surveillance of the Soviet Union (USSR), China, and other areas beginning in June 1959 and ending in May 1972.

The recovery of Discoverer 14 return capsule (typical for the CORONA series).
A KH-4B CORONA satellite.
Discoverer 14 launch 1960, Thor Agena "A" launch vehicle

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