I've just got to the bit in Perry vol 3a (pages 306 to 313) where there is a lot of redaction and some info about getting a capsule down early, presumably with pictures of a high priority target. What's the betting these were the diagnostic pictures of the damaged Skylab 1?
Using a film with a resolution equivalent to Kodak's Type 3414 AERECON High Altitude Film with a resolving power of 320 to 630 line pairs per mm would have enabled KH-8B to sample a ground resolution of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4"), i.e. in the same order as the best resolution of 2.3"(?) Dwayne heard about.
I think that fits with the cited crystal size.
Quote from: gwiz on 09/28/2011 11:32 AMI've just got to the bit in Perry vol 3a (pages 306 to 313) where there is a lot of redaction and some info about getting a capsule down early, presumably with pictures of a high priority target. What's the betting these were the diagnostic pictures of the damaged Skylab 1?even odds.
It will be interesting to see what Oak imagery interpretation reports get released for the GAMBIT. We have a few of the KH-7 ones, but if we get the KH-8 ones with their higher resolution, we may get some tips as to what they considered time-sensitive priority imagery targets.
Well, I have not looked at that P-Camera stuff in a week or two, but they never actually flew the camera, did they? What they flew was a fit-model that proved that it could be carried.There are some neat little nooks and crannies in these overall histories. By that I mean unique experiments or missions that were outside the norm. CORONA 99 is one example. I've been meaning to write that one up, because last year I managed to get some (poor) photos of the spacecraft. The P-Camera is another one.And although I did an extensive article on the KH-6 LANYARD perhaps a decade ago, that article is no longer really accurate (based upon what was released later), and I could really update it.Unfortunately, my job gets in the way of my hobby.