Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 14, 2016
Document Release Date: 
August 28, 2002
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
July 28, 1960
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP63-00313A000600150061-3.pdf64.66 KB
SE EGRET Approved For Release 2002/09/03 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600150061-iIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII NRO REVIEW COMPLETED TIROS Photography DPD/ D /P COR-0880 Copy j1of 5 28 July 1960 1. During my last visit with Col. Murphy at the skunk works, I was informed that they either now have or will have shortly a control Capability which will permit deletion of a photographic pass. It was eexpl;ained to me that, by means of a minor modification to the circuitry, command controls could be given which would block pre-programmed signals from reaching the camera for a selected orbit. 2. It seems that the most logical use of this new command. capability would be that of saving film by elimination of a photographic pass when current weather information indicates poor photographic conditions over prime target areas. 3. It seams to us, since we have been following the progress of the TII I weather satellite program, which will undoubtedly be followed in the near future with a second such system, that much operational benefit could be gained from the rapid analysis of TIROS material at or near the CORONA Command control facility. I don't know whether such has been consider- ed nor do I have a suggestion as to how the proper ties might be made between .NASA's readout stations and your people on the West Coast. However, with the advent of longer life CORONA vehicles, it seems that a considerable direct benefit could be achieved by means of operational use of weather PIC/TISD: Original - Addressee 1 - RI I - Director, PIC 1 - TISD Subject 1 - TISD Chrono Approved For Release 2002/09/03 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000600150061-3