Saturday, September 21, 2013

"Feasibility of A-12 (SR-71) for Air Launched Reconnaissance System"

TRF user, 'luke strawwalker' posted a summary of "Feasibility Report: Modification of A-12 Vehicle for Air Launched Orbital Reconnaissance System", Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 7 September, 1962 [link]. This study explored using the A-12 as a launch platform for Polaris missile based, "once around", orbital spy satellites. He provides a textual summary, some extracted images, and, of course, some opinion. I on the other hand just extracted some of the extracted images.