Accession Number : AD0283511

Title :   PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN SUPPORT OF HUGO-III PHOTOGRAPHIC ROCKET PROJECT

Corporate Author : NAVAL RECONNAISSANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DOUGLAS,M.H.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The HUGO-III photographic rocket project concerns intelligence collection potentials of high altitude reconnaissance rockets. In the past, camera systems have been projected to great heights above the earth by such rockets as the Viking, Thor, and Atlas. None of these rockets or camera systems, however, were specifically designed for high altitude photographic reconnaissance, and the photography obtained, although spectacular, was generally low in intelligence value. The HUGO project, for the first time, has brought about the marriage of rocket and photographic hardware specifically designed to obtain high quality photography from altitudes in the vicinity of 75-90 nautical miles. Nine HUGO rockets are to be launched, including two firings already accomplished at the White Sands Proving Grounds during May and June 1961. The remaining seven firings, scheduled for the Pacific Missile Range, are being delayed because of payload recovery difficulties. The photography from the White Sands firings was received and analyzed at the U. S. Naval Photographic Interpretation Center. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, *PHOTO INTERPRETATION, *PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE, AERIAL CAMERAS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT TESTING, PHOTO INTERPRETABILITY, PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE