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New Japanese Spy Satellite Successfully Launches
2011-12-12 14:41:13

Officials said that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Monday.

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2005-05-18 20:54:20

Japan's space agency said Wednesday it plans to launch a satellite carrying X-ray telescopes into Earth's orbit as early as next month to study black holes and far-flung galaxies.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.