Virtual: HEXAGON Film-Based Satellite Program

When:  Nov 28, 2022 from 19:00 to 20:15 (ET)
Associated with  Cape Canaveral Section
Meeting ID: 926 1459 5034

During the Cold War, the US evolved reconnaissance resulting in today’s real-time video technology. Initially, film was used in satellites to monitor treaty compliance and intelligence gathering of the Soviet Union and other “denied areas.” Initiated by President Eisenhower, the transition was urgent and required cooperation between the CIA and the Air Force, guided by the National Reconnaissance Office. This unclassified briefing by someone “who was there,” gives a first-person historical look at how high-resolution images were not only taken, but returned via parachute to be caught in mid-air.

Join us as Rick Deutsch, former USAF Captain who worked as the Operations Director at the Satellite Test Center, and Phil Pressel, lead engineer for the optical system, presents HEXAGON Film-based satellite.


Online Instructions:
Login: Meeting ID: 926 1459 5034
Event Image


Kevin Johnson