AIAA-SD Hosts KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite Dinner Lecture

March 2nd, 2015

In January, AIAA hosted a dinner lecture on the KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite with one of its lead engineers, Mr. Phil Pressel. The talk was filled with technical details on this amazing satellite along with interesting anecdotes. His book, Meeting the Challenge: The Hexagon KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite, is the recently declassified story of the design, development, production, and operation of the Hexagon KH-9 reconnaissance satellite, which provided invaluable photographic intelligence to the U.S. government, and stands as one of the most complicated systems ever put into space.