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2010-09-27 06:25:00

The Air Force said that a U.S. space surveillance satellite was launched late Saturday from the central California coast. Officials from Vandenberg Air Force Base said in a news release that the Minotaur 4 rocket launched at 9:41 p.m. Pacific time while carrying the Space Based Space Surveillance satellite launched. The satellite was designed to detect and monitor space debris, as well as satellites and other space objects that could threaten national security, communications and weather...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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