Those are interesting finds. I'll have to think about them and maybe summarize a bit here, but one thing it indicates is that apparently the COMINT mission for RHYOLITE was suggested right from the start, not after it was flying. Maybe it only was incorporated into a later satellite, but the potential for doing COMINT was recognized from the beginning.Also amusing to see the rivalries. As some of my other research on the low altitude satellites has indicated, there were always tensions with NSA. It seems like other agencies did not like NSA and didn't trust them.