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CORONA Satellite Photography
Entry ID: DISP


Summary
Abstract: On February 24, 1995, President Clinton signed an Executive Order,
directing the declassification of intelligence imagery acquired by the
first generation of United States photo-reconnaissance satellites, including
the systems code-named CORONA, ARGON, and LANYARD. More than 860,000 images
of the Earth's surface, collected between 1960 and 1972, were declassified
with the issuance of this Executive Order.

Image collection was driven, in part, by the need to confirm purported
developments in then-Soviet strategic missile capabilities. The images
also were used to produce maps and charts for the Department of Defense
and for other Federal Government mapping programs. In addition to the
images, documents and reports (collateral information) are available,
pertaining to frame ephemeris data, orbital ephemeris data, and mission
performance. Document availability varies by mission; documentation was
not produced for unsuccessful missions.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: -85.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: CORONA Satellite Photography
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
USA

Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: Photograph


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-07-31
Stop Date: 1972-05-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


Platform
CORONA    [Information]
ARGON    [Information]
LANYARD    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.


Keywords
ARGON
CARTOGRAPHIC CAMERA
CORONA
DECLASSIFIED
USGS/EROS
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMAGERY
LANYARD
PANORAMIC CAMERA
PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE
PHOTOGRAPHS
PHOTOGRAPHY
SATELLITE
USGS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA

National Archives and Records Administration    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nara.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: NATIONAL_ARCHIVES_AND_RECORDS_ADMINISTRATION
Phone: 301-713-7030
Fax: 301-713-7488
Email: CARTO at ARCH2.NARA.GOV
Contact Address:
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20740
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Film [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W positive and negative film
Fees: $12

Distribution_Media: Film [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W positive and negative film
Fees: $18

Distribution_Media: Film [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W positive and negative film
Fees: $18

Distribution_Media: Paper Documentation [NARA]
Distribution_Format: Mission-specific reports (collateral information)
Fees: Contact NARA

Distribution_Media: Print [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W paper
Fees: 4.5-inch, $8; 10-inch, $12; 20-inch, $18

Distribution_Media: Print [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W paper
Fees: $14

Distribution_Media: Print [EROS]
Distribution_Format: B&W paper
Fees: $14


Personnel
EROS CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA


INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6594
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: custserv at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Information Systems Management
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Data Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25



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