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US Air Force Launches New Military Satellite
2012-01-20 12:24:34

The U.S. Air Force launched a high-speed broadband communications satellite onboard an unmanned heavy-lift Delta IV rocket on Thursday. The 217-foot-long rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the $464-million spacecraft successfully into orbit. It was United Launch Alliance's (ULA) first launch of the year, and 18th launch of the Delta IV vehicle. "We are honored to have worked closely with our Air Force and mission partners to enable today's successful...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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