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Secret Cold War Spy Satellite Program Declassified, Finally Revealed

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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CHANTILLY, Va. – Twenty-five years after their top-secret, Cold War-era missions ended, two clandestine American satellite programs were declassified Saturday (Sept. 17) with the unveiling of three of the United States' most closely guarded assets: the KH-7 GAMBIT, the KH-8 GAMBIT 3 and the KH-9 HEXAGON spy satellites.


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(picture Above) The massive KH-9 Hexagon spy satellite on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, after being declassified on Sept. 17, 2011. Longer than a school bus at 60 feet in length and weighing 30,000 pounds at launch, 20 KH-9 Hexagons were launched by the National Reconnaissance Office between 1971 and 1986.

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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(Pictured Above) - The National Reconnaissance Office released graphic depicts the huge HEXAGON spy satellite, a Cold War era surveillance craft that flew reconnaissance missions from 1971 to 1986. The bus-size satellites weighed 30,000 pounds and were 60 feet long




(Pictured Above) - The massive KH-9 Hexagon spy satellite on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, after being declassified on Sept. 17, 2011. Longer than a school bus at 60 feet in length and weighing 30,000 pounds at launch, 20 KH-9 Hexagons were launched by the National Reconnaissance Office between 1971 and 1986.




(Pictured Above) - This image shows the flight profile for the NRO's GAMBIT 3 spy satellite missions between 1966 and 1984. The program was declassified in Sept. 2011.




(pictured Above) - A side view of a KH-7 GAMBIT spy satellite on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Va., on Sept. 17, 2011.


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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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the kh9 hexagon has windows ? were there people on it in space



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Nice color.

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by icepack
the kh9 hexagon has windows ? were there people on it in space


I was wondering that myself? It also looks like some sort of hatch or door on the left hand side.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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What type of rocket took these into space since it wasn't the space shuttle?



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Greetings advanced Earth spy eye,

This is really... really... New technology compared to the "Black Knight" satELLITE... But you know what "THEY" say... If it's now public info... Just IMAGINE what Earth Human technology is up there now


Mr X-ULTRA/QUANTUM... Just saying; There's always a bigger ALL SEEING EYE fish



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by eyespying

What type of rocket took these into space since it wasn't the space shuttle?


To answer your question: Titan IIID/34D lauched the KH-9 Hexagon into space.

Also to add: Of twenty launch attempts by the United States Air Force, all but one were successful.



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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Funny how those film buckets resemble the Kecksburgh UFO.

ATS Kecksburg UFO Thread



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by icepack
the kh9 hexagon has windows ? were there people on it in space
... The windows where so the Jesuit monkeyes could see out
... But Sirius to B... they where not windows... But first before we go any further a warning from our illuminaughty sponsors; The following declassified Galactic level SecrET is still to remain "allegedly" thank you for you understanding
...

The little portholes that l
k like windows... Are really small crystal moon beam collectors that was part of the larger COHOeOMY set up
... Flowing into a small down sized THYRATON to be cane&able to fit in the first version of a X-37 Space UAV


Mr X-ULTRA-SAGE... Gets rid(e) of the Evil in Live... ImaGinn that

edit on 19-9-2011 by CosmicWaterGate because: Experimental Glitch


edit on 19-9-2011 by CosmicWaterGate because: Just a minor micro bug e that time... But I trapped it




posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
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Funny how those film buckets resemble the Kecksburgh UFO.

ATS Kecksburg UFO Thread


Wow they definitely do resemble the eye witness reports from the incident. Great catch.



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