129. Memorandum From Acting Director of the National Reconnaissance Office to the Committee on Foreign Intelligence1 2
- Expendable Launch Vehicle Backup for National Reconnaissance Program Spacecraft Using the Space Shuttle
I propose for CFI review and approval the attached NRP policy statement.
This statement is based upon my assessment of the risks and uncertainties which will confront the NRO as we approach the Shuttle era. It represents an approach to maintaining an assured capability of operating NRP satellites when they are required to meet national requirements.
- Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79M00467A, Executive Registry Files (OPI 10), Space Policy Interface 64 010176–311276. Top Secret; Codeword.↩
- This memorandum circulates a proposed statement of policy for consideration. The proposal maintains an independence capacity to launch satellites with expendable vehicles during the initial stages of Space Shuttle operation.↩