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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.

Montgomery Rd, Casa Grande, AZ
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 Satellite Calibration Target is about 20 feet off the road, on the right side. No signs, but you'll see the concrete. It's bigger than I expected and worth the walk from the road. Watch your step, lots of snake holes.

[Courtney Perez, 01/22/2024]

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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