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 BYEMAN

Hi,
can someone please help me identify the projects associated with the BYMAN
Codes. Those are the BYMAN Codes i have heard of, but i guess, there might
be much more. Anyone, who knows something, please mail me.

ARGON           =       KH-5 Area Suryey Spysats
ARGUS           =       GEO ELINT Sat (Project)
AQUACADE        =       GEO ELINT Sat
BERNIE  ?       =       ELINT Sat ? on Titan-2
CANYON          =       GEO ELINT Sat
CHALET          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> VORTEX
CORONA          =       KH-1,-2,-3,-4 Spysats
CRYSTAL         =       KH-11 Spysat
DORIAN          =       KH-10 MOL (Project)
GAMBIT          =       KH-7,-8 Close look Spysats
HEXAGON         =       KH-9 Spysat
ICON            =       KH-12 Spysat ????
JENNIFER        =       ?
JUMPSEAT        =       Molniya orb ELINT Sat
INDIGO          =       Radar Imaging Sat Prototype
KENNAN          =       KH-11 Spysat -> CRYSTAL
LACROSSE        =       Radar Imageing Sat
LANYARD         =       KH-6 Close Look Spysats
MAGNUM          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> ORION
MENTOR          =       ?
MIDAS           =       Earyl Warning Sat
MOGUL           =       ELINT Ballon ?
ORION           =       GEO ELINT Sat
OXCART          =       A-12 Spyplane
PARCAE          =       NOSS Ocean Surveilance Sat
PYRAMIDER       =       ?
RHYOLITE        =       GEO ELINT Sat -> AQUACADE
SAMOS           =       Spysats
TRUMPET         =       Molniya Orb ELINT Sat
VEGA            =       ?

Gunter Krebs

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Mon, 09 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 BYEMAN

Quote:

>Hi,
>can someone please help me identify the projects associated with the BYMAN
>Codes. Those are the BYMAN Codes i have heard of, but i guess, there might
>be much more. Anyone, who knows something, please mail me.

>ARGON           =       KH-5 Area Suryey Spysats
>ARGUS           =       GEO ELINT Sat (Project)
>AQUACADE        =       GEO ELINT Sat
>BERNIE  ?       =       ELINT Sat ? on Titan-2
>CANYON          =       GEO ELINT Sat
>CHALET          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> VORTEX
>CORONA          =       KH-1,-2,-3,-4 Spysats
>CRYSTAL         =       KH-11 Spysat
>DORIAN          =       KH-10 MOL (Project)
>GAMBIT          =       KH-7,-8 Close look Spysats
>HEXAGON         =       KH-9 Spysat
>ICON            =       KH-12 Spysat ????
>JENNIFER        =       ?
>JUMPSEAT        =       Molniya orb ELINT Sat
>INDIGO          =       Radar Imaging Sat Prototype
>KENNAN          =       KH-11 Spysat -> CRYSTAL
>LACROSSE        =       Radar Imageing Sat
>LANYARD         =       KH-6 Close Look Spysats
>MAGNUM          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> ORION
>MENTOR          =       ?
>MIDAS           =       Earyl Warning Sat
>MOGUL           =       ELINT Ballon ?
>ORION           =       GEO ELINT Sat
>OXCART          =       A-12 Spyplane
>PARCAE          =       NOSS Ocean Surveilance Sat
>PYRAMIDER       =       ?
>RHYOLITE        =       GEO ELINT Sat -> AQUACADE
>SAMOS           =       Spysats
>TRUMPET         =       Molniya Orb ELINT Sat
>VEGA            =       ?

JENNIFER wasn't a BYEMAN project: it was the program to
recover the Golf-II SSB in the Pacific. Subsequently
renamed AZORIAN.

MOGUL was an attempt to use balloon-borne infrasound
sensors to monitor Soviet nuclear and missile tests.
Probable genesis of the Roswell UFO myth.

PYRAMIDER was an agent-communication satellite being worked
on at TRW at the time of the Boyce-Lee embarrassment.

CANYON -> CHALET -> VORTEX -> [whatever it is now]

RHYOLITE -> AQUACADE -> MAGNUM -> [MENTOR??] -> ORION
                     |
                     |->[ARGUS]

VEGA was apparently a major BYEMAN program that got canceled in
the early '90s. (If you look at the total of the estimated NRO
budgets 1980-1995 and compare it with the amount of iron they've
put on orbit, it's clear that there were several big programs that
never made it into space.)

Not sure about ICON.



Mon, 09 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 BYEMAN

Quote:

> Hi,
> can someone please help me identify the projects associated with the BYMAN
> Codes. Those are the BYMAN Codes i have heard of, but i guess, there might
> be much more. Anyone, who knows something, please mail me.

> JENNIFER        =       ?
> MENTOR          =       ?
> PYRAMIDER       =       ?
> VEGA            =       ?

Jennifer was the project name for the recovery of a sunken Soviet sub by
CIA/DDS&T in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii in 1975.  Jennifer succeeded in
raising only half of the sub.  Matador was the name of the the attempt to get
the other half the following year; however, it was compromised by press leaks
and CIA abandoned the effort.  MENTOR was the code name of GEO SIGINT payload
of the ARGUS/MAGNUM variety.  PYRAMIDER was the project name for an abandoned
CIA program to develop a geosynch comm system for human intelligence sources
that would have used burst transmission.  Finally, VEGA was the new code name
for the LACROSSE system when it was compromised. --
Alex R. Blackwell



Tue, 10 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 BYEMAN


Quote:


>> Hi,
>> can someone please help me identify the projects associated with the BYMAN
>> Codes. Those are the BYMAN Codes i have heard of, but i guess, there might
>> be much more. Anyone, who knows something, please mail me.

>> JENNIFER        =       ?
>> MENTOR          =       ?
>> PYRAMIDER       =       ?
>> VEGA            =       ?

>Jennifer was the project name for the recovery of a sunken Soviet sub by
>CIA/DDS&T in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii in 1975.  Jennifer succeeded in
>raising only half of the sub.  Matador was the name of the the attempt to get
>the other half the following year; however, it was compromised by press leaks
>and CIA abandoned the effort.  MENTOR was the code name of GEO SIGINT payload
>of the ARGUS/MAGNUM variety.  PYRAMIDER was the project name for an abandoned
>CIA program to develop a geosynch comm system for human intelligence sources
>that would have used burst transmission.  Finally, VEGA was the new code name
>for the LACROSSE system when it was compromised. --

I agree with above except for VEGA. A source (Maybe it was
a method. I always get those things confused.) has indicated that
VEGA was a MASINT collector that never flew.

Re JENNIFER/AZORIAN/MATADOR: Some time after the project was over,
there was a version of the CIA seal circulating in which the eagle was
wearing a diving mask and a large grin. I'd love to find a copy of that.



Wed, 11 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 BYEMAN

Quote:
> ARGUS           =       GEO ELINT Sat (Project)

A one-off geosynchronous SIGINT  satellite. One-off because Congres vetoed
continuing the project on financial grounds.

Quote:
> AQUACADE        =       GEO ELINT Sat

Geosynchronous SIGINT satellites. Rhyolite generation 2.

Quote:
> CHALET          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> VORTEX

Geosynchronous SIGINT satellites - Rhyolite generation 3. Renamed VORTEX
when the program was compromised in June 1979.

Quote:
> MAGNUM          =       GEO ELINT Sat -> ORION

Geosynchronous SIGINT satellites - Rhyolite generation 4.

Quote:
> RHYOLITE        =       GEO ELINT Sat -> AQUACADE

Original project for the building and operating of US geosynchronous SIGINT
satellites (generation 1)

Paul



Thu, 12 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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