Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite

David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific… read more

David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Bernie Reeves Editor Raleigh (NC) Metro Magazine
  • David Waltrop Program Manager Central Intelligence Agency->Historical Collections Division

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Program ID:
307621-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Dec 1, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2012

Airing Details

  • Dec 01, 2012 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 02, 2012 | 5:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 03, 2012 | 6:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2012 | 9:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2012 | 12:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2012 | 4:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2012 | 8:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
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