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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Among the most noteworthy were The Corona Project: America's First Spy Satellites (1997) by Curtis Peebles; Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites (1998) by Dwayne A.
As per the CBS News report, the "identity of the NROL-52 satellite was classified, but a leading independent analyst said the spacecraft likely is the latest in a series of Space Data System - SDS - spacecraft designed to relay imagery from current and future high-resolution optical spy satellites.
spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks.
Tokyo put spy satellites into operation in the early 2000s after its erratic neighbour North Korea fired a mid-range ballistic missile over the Japanese mainland and into the western Pacific in 1998.
intelligence said tracking data from spy satellites confirmed that the jet en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on Thursday.
However, there have been reports about the Spy Satellites launched by various countries for intelligence and surveillance.
While officials did not make clear the purpose of the new space-tracking center, it appeared that the goal was to watch for foreign spy satellites as they pass over Iran.
His work has included several space-related projects--the Apollo program, the Nimbus satellite, spy satellites, missile tracking programs--and he has written 230-plus computer science books.
The NRO oversees technical operations related to US spy satellites.
The Ofek 9 was blasted into orbit by an Israeli-made rocket on Tuesday, from the Palmachim air base south of Tel Aviv, joining three other Israeli spy satellites in space.
The Ofek 9, which the Defense Ministry said was launched from the Palmachim air force base south of Tel Aviv, will join three other Israeli spy satellites already in space.
Spy satellites, when perfected, probably will be able to gather information by watching or by listening.