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NRO History of Spy Satellites

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Special Collections

The NRO periodically releases declassified documents or indexes to these documents to the public. The documents listed on this page were declassfied in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 13526. To select a subject index, click on the subject title.


Declassified Imagery

The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a web site through which unclassified satellite and aerial images can be located and purchased. You can access this site via the following URL: In addition, there are numerous commercial sites on the Internet offering a broad variety of satellite and aerial imagery products. These sites may be able to provide images for the specific coverage area you are seeking.