vela2.pdf Photo of Vela satellite at a manufacturing or preflight facility.
This appears to be a close up photograph of the Vela satellite(s) at a manufacturing or pre-flight facility.
Document date: 1111-11-11
Document type: photograph
Archivist's Notes: Good quality photograph. Unknown source.
As I said in the other thread of another Photo of Vela satellite in orbit over Earth
this was probably part of another document to provide more information on the capabilities of the US to detect nuclear explosions after the Vela
Incident. This satellite had the capability to detect the light flash of an atmospheric nuclear explosion and alert the US government. In the case of
the Vela incident, it was the only evidence obtained, which is usually followed up with air samples and seismic readings.
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