Archive for September, 2011

Hexagon (KH-9) – Side Panoramic View

September 23rd, 2011

A wide angle panoramic view of a recently unveiled American spy satellite.

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Hexagon (KH-9) – Golden Ablative (Blast) Shield

September 22nd, 2011

The gold blast shield of Hexagon, the Cold War era spy satellite.

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Hexagon (KH-9) – Internal Wiring

September 21st, 2011

The complex internal wires of Hexagon, the Cold War era spy satellite.While taking close-up pictures of the internal components I really wish I had donned a thick Russian accent while sporting my Ushanka.

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Hexagon (KH-9) – Reconnaissance Camera

September 20th, 2011

The camera for the Cold War era spy satellite is seen during the first public unveiling.

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Hexagon (KH-9) – Orbit Adjustment Rocket

September 19th, 2011

The propulsion system on the Hexagon KH-9 spy satellite.

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Welcome to Gizmodo Readers

September 18th, 2011

Stick around this week for the rest of the full sized images from the GAMBIT and HEXAGON unveiling.

Update: And welcome to Wired readers!

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Hexagon Spy Satellite

September 18th, 2011

The Hexagon and Gambit Spy Satellites being unveiled for a limited time at the Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport.

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