CORONA Satellite Photographs from the U.S. Geological Survey
Entry ID: CORONA_SATELLITE_PHOTOS

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Summary
Abstract: The first generation of U.S. photo intelligence satellites collected more than 860,000 images of the Earth’s surface between 1960 and 1972. The classified military satellite systems code-named CORONA, ARGON, and LANYARD acquired photographic images from space and returned the film to Earth for processing and analysis.

The images were originally used for reconnaissance and to produce maps for U.S. ... View entire text

Purpose: The CORONA Image collection was driven, in part, by the need to
confirm purported developments in then-Soviet strategic missile
capabilities. The images also were used to produce maps and charts for
the Department of Defense and for other Federal Government mapping
programs. The CORONA system provided a cost effective method to map the earth
from space with stereo-optical ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Center
(EDC)
Dataset Title: CORONA Satellite Photographs
Dataset Release Date: 1995-02-24
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: Photographs
Online Resource: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-08-01
Stop Date: 1972-05-31
Instrument
Cameras Ancillary Description
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: CORONA Satellite Photography

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Filmscans
Distribution Size: 25-, 14- or 7-microns
Distribution Format: Filmscans
Fees: Scanned: No Costs, $30.00 (USD) service fee per scene for unscanned scenes
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-02
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