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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #20 on: 08/05/2013 08:03 PM »
Thank you for this clear answer, Blackstar !
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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #21 on: 08/05/2013 09:36 PM »
Here is the KH-8, which shows how the reentry vehicles were mounted. Somebody pointed out to me that they are not exactly one behind the other. The second one is slightly offset from center.
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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #22 on: 09/15/2014 11:39 PM »
Project Upward: hauling the NRO’s GAMBIT to the Moon.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2596/1

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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #23 on: 06/30/2015 03:15 PM »
Was over at the Smithsonian this morning when they wheeled in their GAMBIT-1 satellite. Here it is on display a few minutes before the museum opened.

I'll have an article about the installation with a bunch more photos (I got photographs of it coming off the truck, being unwrapped, pushed into position, etc. Also photos of the interior, the camera door cover, etc.)

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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #24 on: 07/01/2015 01:37 AM »
Timing couldn't be better; I plan on taking my sons to the Smithsonian this summer. I'll make sure to point out the parts of this that were made by their neighbors.
STS-2, STS-131, ...

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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #25 on: 07/06/2015 05:12 PM »
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2784/1

GAMBIT in the house
by Dwayne Day
Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 12, 1963, the first of the top secret GAMBIT reconnaissance satellites sailed into a California sky atop an Atlas-Agena rocket. On June 30, 2015, one of the last remaining GAMBITs finally appeared at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC—eighteen years after its owners and Smithsonian officials had first discussed displaying it.



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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #26 on: 08/06/2015 11:56 PM »
The CIA posted an article about the U-2 at Area 51 today:

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/area-51-u-2-and-the-accidental-test-flight.html

The article includes a number of images of U-2 operations at Area 51/Groom Lake. I don't know for sure, but I think that many of these are previously unpublished. They really give you a feeling for the remoteness and the isolation of the location.

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Re: KH-7 GAMBIT Reconnaissance Satellite
« Reply #27 on: 02/22/2018 12:25 AM »
bump...

KH-7 Gambit Spy Satellite First Launch cross post:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44659.msg1791369#msg1791369
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