Seeing More Detail: The GAMBIT-1 Satellite

Ask an Expert Live

August 8, 2018 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

In this week's Ask an Expert on Facebook Live, join curator James David as he talks about the United States' first high-resolution photoreconnaissance satellite, GAMBIT 1. It provided the intelligence community with detailed information on Soviet weapons systems and other targets that was previously unobtainable. GAMBIT 1 operated from 1963 to 1967, and details of the satellite’s construction were declassified in 2011.

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Attending in person? Meet in the Space Race gallery.  


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.