spy satellite

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Noun1.spy satellite - a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosionsspy satellite - a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
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Earlier, in 2011, Turkey launched first domestic reconnaissance satellite RASAT.
Previously, in 2011, Turkey launched first domestic reconnaissance satellite RASAT.
He balances his narrative between the highly technological aspects of the system and the human and bureaucratic factors that affected it and, more generally, the reconnaissance satellite program.
The reconnaissance satellite system's ground antennas will be installed in Tomakomai in Hokkaido and Akune, Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan.
Corona, the world's first photo reconnaissance satellite, was able to collect images of the earth with two-meter resolution.
The first attempt to launch a reconnaissance satellite on board a Thor/Agena booster had come on January 21, 1959, before McCartney arrived in California.
Although RAND had considered a television camera in various studies through the 1954 Feed Back report, it was ultimately rejected by the Air Force in 1956 and did not fly on any reconnaissance satellite.
18 that it had spotted an unidentified ship approaching waters near Amami-Oshima Island via its reconnaissance satellite system, the daily said.
The two most promising projects for photo-reconnaissance were a very high altitude aircraft and a reconnaissance satellite.
5 times longer than the launching pad for the Taepodong-1 missile, has been confirmed by a reconnaissance satellite and other means, and is seen as certain to be the launching pad for the Taepodong-2 missile, the paper said.
Schriever assigned responsibility for the reconnaissance satellite program WS-117L to Navy Capt.
The humiliated American President had approved this final flight only with great reluctance while another even more revolutionary and secret project, the Corona reconnaissance satellite, suffered one failure after another.

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