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Secret Government Satellite Launches From Cape Canaveral
2012-06-29 14:59:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A secret satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning aboard a Delta IV-Heavy rocket, reports the Associated Press (AP). The satellite belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is keeping its lips sealed as to what the purpose of the orbiter is. This was the second secret satellite launch the NRO performed in the last two weeks. The first satellite was taken up by an Atlas V rocket on June 20....

Atlas V Launch Delayed Until Wednesday
2012-06-18 04:34:33

The scheduled launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying a top-secret national security-related payload originally scheduled for Monday morning has been delayed, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced on Sunday. According to WFTV.com and Brevard Times reports, the launch was originally scheduled to take place between 8:26am and 9:25am EDT on Monday. However, an environmental control system duct failure discovered Saturday has delayed the launch of the Atlas V 401 rocket and its National...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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