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The Real Space Race, Spy Satellites in the Cold War

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posted on Jan, 6 2008 @ 11:51 AM
hi there ,

just to let you know there is a FREE lecture on the wondefull subject of:
The Real Space Race, Spy Satellites in the Cold War,

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pat Norris, Space & Defence Strategy Manager, LogicaCMG & Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society Space Group

No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ

Following the Soviet triumph of Sputnik, a nervous world watched events at Cape Kennedy as America tried to catch up with its superpower rival. Meanwhile the American element of the real space race was taking place in California. Driven by fears of a build-up of ICBMs, both countries developed spy satellites able to monitor the strategic arsenal of its rival. Satellites in the CORONA (USA), Zenit (Soviet) and related families were launched every couple of weeks for more than a decade as the superpowers strived to stay abreast of a dangerously escalating nuclear arms race. The political, military and technical stories behind these programmes are the subject of this lecture. The lecture also explains why the politically stabilising influence of these satellites is one of the lessons for today, given that nuclear arms races are currently underway or threatened in several regions of the world.

Please contact the Conference & Events Department at or telephone 020 7670 4345

There is no cost to attend RAeS lectures and they are open to members and non members alike

many thanks
hope to see you there


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