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KH-9A, HEXAGON and KH-9B, HEXAGON RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPACERAFT

“Big Bird”

By © Charles P. Vick 2007-2011 All Rights Reserved

KH-9A, HEXAGON and KH-9B, HEXAGON - 17 September 2011

KH-9 Overview KH-9 Overview
KH-9 - From the side KH-9 - Rear, looking forward KH-9 - Front, looking aft KH-9 - SSB Satellite Support Bus - Rear KH-9 - SSB Satellite Support Bus - Side KH-9 - SSB Satellite Support Bus - Rear KH-9 - Reentry Capsules KH-9 - Mapping Camera KH-9 - Cameras KH-9 - Cameras

KH-9A, HEXAGON and KH-9B, HEXAGON RECONNAISSANCE IMAGING SPACERAFT

05-24-07

Disclaimer

The opinions and evaluations stated here in are only the author’s and cannot be construed to reflect those of any Government agency, company, institute or association. It is based on public information, circumstantial evidence, informed speculation, and declassified U.S. intelligence community documents, official US government documents and histories, oral histories, interviews and engineering analysis. As with all data regarding the intelligence programs of the US intelligence community, this analysis is subject to revision--and represents a work in progress.

 

First Titan-3D launch with KH-9A

Ref. (SSB Satellite Support Bus, Lockheed Missile & Space Company. Space Systems Division)”




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