KH-4 (Corona) Reconnaissance Satellite Program, History. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

KH-4 CORONA reconnaissance satellite photograph of the Lop Nur Nuclear Test Base in Xinjiang, China. The photograph was made on October 20, 1964, four days after China conducted its first nuclear test. Poster made for a 1995 National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) conference or press event commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first successful CORONA mission.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • Reconnaissance
  • Space surveillance
  • Aerial photography

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

10/20/1964

Place

Xinjiang, China

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A10641

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