Reconnaissance satellite
A reconnaissance satellite (commonly, although unofficially, referred to as a spy satellite) is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applica...
Spy satellite
NOVA was given unprecedented access to a restricted Russian space facility for the filming of Astrospies. In this clip never before seen on American TV, wa...
Corona (satellite)
The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assist...
Discoverer 1
Discoverer 1 was the first of a series of satellites which were part of the Corona reconnaissance satellite program. It was launched on a Thor-Agena rocket on February 28, 1959 at 1:49 PST from Vande...
Discoverer 9
Discoverer 9 was an American military reconnaissance satellite, launched in 1960 as a part of the Discoverer program. The satellite was launched on 4 February 1960, at 18:51 UTC, from Vandenberg Air F...
Discoverer 10
Discoverer 10 was an American military reconnaissance satellite, launched in 1960 as a part of the Discoverer program. The satellite was launched on 19 February, 1960, at 20:15 UTC, from Vandenberg Ai...
Göktürk-2
Göktürk-2 is an earth observation satellite designed and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and built by TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (...
Magnum (satellite)
Magnum was a class of SIGINT spy satellites reportedly operated by the National Reconnaissance Office for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The program remains classified, and the informa...
TKS (spacecraft)
The TKS spacecraft (Russian: Транспортный корабль снабжения, Transportnyi Korabl’ Snabzheniia, Transport Supply Spacecraft, GRAU index 11F72) was a Soviet spacecraft conceived in the late 1960s f...
Galactic Radiation and Background
Galactic Radiation and Background (GRAB) was the covername for Project Dyno ELINT intelligence satellites operated by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) shortly after the Cold War U-2 incident o...
Naval Ocean Surveillance System
The Naval Ocean Surveillance System (NOSS), is a series of SIGINT satellites which conducted ELINT for the U.S. Navy beginning in the early 1970s. The first series of satellites were codenamed White C...
Misty (satellite)
Misty is reportedly the name of a classified project by the United States National Reconnaissance Office to operate stealthy reconnaissance satellites. The satellites are conjectured to be photo recon...
Discoverer 21
Discoverer 21, also known as RM-2, was an American satellite which was launched in 1961. It was a technology demonstration spacecraft, based on an Agena-B.The launch of Discoverer 21 occurred at 22:58...
Discoverer 14
Discoverer 14 (also known as KH-1 9009) was a spy satellite used in the Corona program managed by DARPA and the United States Air Force. On 19 August 1960, usable photographic film images taken by the...
Resurs-P No.1
Resurs-P No.1 is a Russian commercial Earth observation satellite capable of acquiring high-resolution imagery (resolution up to 0.7 m). The spacecraft will be operated by Roscosmos as a replacement o...
Vortex (satellite)
Vortex, previously known as Chalet, was a class of spy satellite operated by the United States during the 1980s and 1990s to collect signals intelligence (SIGINT) from high Earth orbit. The Vortex sa...
USA-247
USA-247, also known as NRO Launch 39 or NROL-39, is an American reconnaissance satellite, operated by the National Reconnaissance Office. The USA-247 launch received a relatively high level of press ...
Almaz
The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз, "Diamond") program was a highly secretive Soviet military space station program, begun in the early 1960s.Three crewed military reconnaissance stations were launched bet...
Yantar (satellite)
Yantar (Russian: Янтарь meaning amber) is a series of Russian (previously Soviet) reconnaissance satellites, which supplemented and eventually replaced the Zenit spacecraft. Kosmos 2175, a Yantar-...
TacSat-5
TacSat-5 is a planned fifth satellite in a series of U.S. military reconnaissance satellites. The project will be managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory in cooperation with the Operationally Res...
Missile Defense Alarm System
The Missile Defense Alarm System (MIDAS) was an American system of 12 early-warning satellites that provided limited notice of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile launches between 1960 and 1966....
Orion (satellite)
Orion, also known as Mentor or Advanced Orion, is a class of United States spy satellites that collect signals intelligence (SIGINT) from space. Operated by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) a...