Just a little heads up to anyone interested in such topics. Our friends over at governmentattic.org have just posted an updated list of documents now available to researchers.
Check out their site here: http://www.governmentattic.org/
RAND has been mentioned prviously, here at my blog, see : http://bobkoford.blogspot.com/2009/06/chapter-3-global-radar-ufo-defensive.htmlbut it had been working on secret aeronautical programs since before 1948, and had published reports on (and even used the word "satellite") the first Earth Orbiting vehicle program.
Here is a link to the original 1946 report at RAND:
Please check out all of their reports and information on the availability of any other report while you are there.
Here is the page at governmentattic.org for further reports and previously hard to find information: http://www.governmentattic.org/RAND-Follow-on.html
My thanks to all who make, and have made, this important information available to us.