Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Composite image produced for event honoring 35 years of Itek Optical Systems' involvement in the KH-4 (Corona) Reconnaissance Satellite Program. Text at the top reads, "CORONA - ITEK, August 18, 1960 - August 18, 1995, Itek - A pioneer in reconnaissance for over 35 years" and there is a large image of the Corona satellite in flight.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Artificial satellites
  • Space surveillance

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Litton/Itek Optical Systems

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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