Casa Grande, Arizona: Corona Satellite Calibration Target

Stand in the center of a desert bulls-eye and pretend to be photographed by a 1960s space spy camera.
Address:
Montgomery Rd, Casa Grande, AZ
Directions:
I-8 exit 167. Drive north on Montgomery Rd for a half-mile. Just before you reach the first crossroads, you'll pass under some power lines. The target is there, just off the right shoulder of the road.
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Corona Satellite Calibration Target.

Corona Satellite Calibration Target

The Corona spy satellite system was launched throughout the 1960s as part of a program designed for the United States to peer into the Soviet Union, China, and any other enemy or ally that might come under suspicion.

[Margaret Ivins, 03/21/2020]

The target is out in the desert, large enough to be visible from a 1960s space spy camera, and conveniently just off an interstate exit.


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