Our CORONA project is accessible at:
EROS Data Center, US Geological Survey Sioux
Falls, South Dakota:
All 800,000 Corona images are now declassified
and can be ordered through the U.S. Geological Survey. The center sells
duplicates of CORONA film in all standard photo product types, and maintains
a metadata archive on CORONA, with browsing quality images of most CORONA
National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) II College Park, Maryland:
NARA maintains a set of duplicate film, equivalent
to EROS. NARA does not have a metadata archive-- but you can use the
USGS GLIS for that. NARA, however, does possess a full set of all the
paper catalogs, mission summaries, camera manuals, mission evaluations,
technical review reports, and other materials generated by the CIA during
the life of CORONA. These are invaluable. You may view them at NARA
in Maryland, and you can copy pages of the material. They are located
in the cartographic and architectural branch, on the third floor. To
see a summary of the CORONA paper record materials at NARA, go to:
select: all media, and select: cartographic and
architectural branch then type the keyword: NWDNC-263 Record Group 263
identifies records from the CIA. As you will see, the CORONA materials
are interfiled with Nazi death camp photography.
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO):
The NRO was established in 1960 to administer
the CORONA Program. In addition to video
clips and other information, they offer a pdf file of the titles, dates
and originators of over 38,000 pages of material on CORONA, This is
referenced under the link: Index of the Declassified CORONA, ARGON,
and LANYARD Records
The National Security Archive George Washington
University, Washington, DC.:
This archive specializes in declassification
and dissemination of previously secret materials on a wide range of
vital American and international issues.
The Federation of American Scientists Intelligence
Resource Program, Washington, DC.:
For over fifteen years the FAS Space Policy Project
has been a leading source of information and commentary on the intelligence
community, with particular emphasis on intelligence agency budgets and
satellite collection systems.
The Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA:
The Center managed the presentation of the declassification
of CORONA, later the history of the U-2 program, and other CIA programs.
They publish "Studies in Intelligence", which was once classified "Secret",
but now also contains non-classified articles that can be publicly accessed.
site gives exhaustive chronologies of Corona and later reconnaissance
satellite launches, lifetimes, and sensor systems.
The distribution of Yanomani settlements in
the Amazon region:
The UCSB Department of Anthropolgy is using CORONA
imagery to investigate the distribution of Yanomani settlements in the
NASA's Landsat 7 site:
site has images at higher resolution than earlier Landsats. Landsat
7 was launched in April 1999.
NASA's Earth Observatory site:
Earth Observatory site has a wide range of information, as well as images
from a variety of satellites. A primary feature of this site will be
data about all facets of earth systems science provided by Terra, a
satellite launched in July.