Old farts like me remember Skylab 1 going into orbit, and finding out almost immediately that there was trouble. I would presume that telemetry would indicate things such as unopened solar panels, but there were reports at the time that there were photos taken which showed the extent of the problem, but would not be released for fear that intelligence gathering capabilities would be exposed and compromised.
So my question is this; have any of these photos been released yet? C'mon guys, it's been over thirty years, surely you can't still be hiding how good your lenses were!
And no, I'm not woo-woo.