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Meaning of "spy satellite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPY SATELLITE

spy satellite  [spaɪ ˈsætəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPY SATELLITE

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Spy satellite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPY SATELLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spy satellite

Reconnaissance satellite

A reconnaissance satellite is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications. The first generation type took photographs, then ejected canisters of photographic film which would descend to earth. Corona capsules were retrieved in mid-air as they floated down on parachutes. Later spacecraft had digital imaging systems and downloaded the images via encrypted radio links. In the United States, most information available is on programs that existed up to 1972, as this information has been declassified due to its age. Some information about programs prior to that time is still classified, and a small amount of information is available on subsequent missions. A few up-to-date reconnaissance satellite images have been declassified on occasion, or leaked, as in the case of KH-11 photographs which were sent to Jane's Defence Weekly in 1984.

Definition of spy satellite in the English dictionary

The definition of spy satellite in the dictionary is an orbiting satellite used to carry out surveillance of an enemy country or military formations from space.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPY SATELLITE


agalmatolite
ˌæɡəlˈmætəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
chiastolite
kaɪˈæstəˌlaɪt
counterlight
ˈkaʊntəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
datolite
ˈdeɪtəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
graptolite
ˈɡræptəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
microsatellite
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsætəˌlaɪt
odontolite
ɒˈdɒntəˌlaɪt
pectolite
ˈpektəˌlaɪt
quarterlight
ˈkwɔːtəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
stromatolite
strəʊˈmætəˌlaɪt
subsatellite
ˈsʌbˌsætəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
troctolite
ˈtrɒktəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPY SATELLITE

sputter
sputterer
sputteringly
sputtery
sputum
spy
spy camera
spy out
spy plane
spy ring
spy ship
Spy Wednesday
spy-in-the-sky
spycatcher
spyglass
spyhole
spying
spying charge
spymaster
spyware

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPY SATELLITE

anthophyllite
apophyllite
argillite
artificial satellite
carnallite
communications satellite
corallite
covellite
elite
fixed satellite
illite
mullite
observation satellite
phyllite
pyrophyllite
rubellite
Stellite
telecommunications satellite
tillite
wavellite
weather satellite

Synonyms and antonyms of spy satellite in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «spy satellite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPY SATELLITE

Find out the translation of spy satellite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spy satellite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spy satellite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

间谍卫星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

satélite espía
570 millions of speakers

English

spy satellite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जासूसी उपग्रह
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

تجسس الأقمار الصناعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спутник-шпион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

satélite espião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুপ্তচর উপগ্রহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

satellite-espion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Satelit pengintip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spionagesatelliten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スパイ衛星
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스파이 위성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spy satellite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vệ tinh do thám
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உளவு செயற்கைக்கோள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुप्तचर उपग्रह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

casus uydu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

satellite spia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

satelita szpiegowski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

супутник - шпигун
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

satelit spion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατασκοπευτικούς δορυφόρους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spioen satelliet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spion satellit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spion satellitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spy satellite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPY SATELLITE»

The term «spy satellite» is regularly used and occupies the 88.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPY SATELLITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spy satellite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPY SATELLITE»

Discover the use of spy satellite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spy satellite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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America's secret eyes in space: the U.S. keyhole spy ...
Traces the development of the U.S. spy satellite program, describes the types of information it gathers, and explains how spy satellites have helped shape foreign policy
Jeffrey Richelson, 1990
2
Popular Science
Field of view Rotating mirror KH-11 KENNAN Launched beginning in 1976, the KH-11 was the first spy satellite to provide photographic images in real time. It transmitted encoded pictures up to communications satellites, which in turn relayed ...
3
STEP Project Management: Guide for Science, Technology, and ...
The story, as recounted by Philip Taubman, cited the death of a spy satellite program that was doomed by an ineffective process. The case example shows gross flaws in the overall management process of the satellite program. Subsequent ...
Adedeji B. Badiru, 2009
4
Spy Satellites
Hartenstein, Bill, and the Associated Press. "Titan 4 Launches U.S. Spy Satellite." Florida Today Space Online. December 20, 1996. Retrieved May 2002 (http:// www.floridatoday.com/space/explore/ stories/1 996b/1 22096e.htm). Havill, Adrian.
Paul Kupperberg, 2003
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Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?: Rhetoric Or Reality?
In February 2007, the 4th spy satellite was launched, giving its satellite system full global coverage. In November 2009, a fifth spy satellite was launched with a primary mission to keep an eye on military installations and other facilities in North ...
Ajey Lele, 2012
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Pratiyogita Darpan
Giving a big boost to its defence surveillance capabilities, India on April 20, 2009 successfully launched an all-weather Israel-built spy satellite that will help security agencies to keep a vigil on the country's borders. ISRO's workhorse ...
7
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
America's Secret Eyes in Space: The U.S. Keyhole Spy Satellite Program by Jeffrey T. Richelson Harper & Row, 1990 383 pages; $24.95 NORMAN MOSS The penultimate chapter of Jeffrey Richelson's book is entitled "New Systems, New ...
8
Spies in the Sky: Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace
Thus because of this shimmer, an astronomical telescope photographing a satellite overhead could not make out features smaller than 50 cmÐand more or less the same applies in the reverse direction with a spy satellite taking photos of the ...
Pat Norris, 2007
9
Surveillance: Police, Echelon, Covert Listening Device, Spy ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source: Wikipedia, Books Llc, Books Group, 2010
10
Russia in Space: The Failed Frontier?
Ironically, after the Gulf War, the Americans identified the need for such a spy satellite. Their view was that a slow-moving highflying satellite with a powerful imaging system might be of more value than close- look satellites. The problem was ...
Brian Harvey, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPY SATELLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spy satellite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Are spy satellites being disguised as SPACE JUNK?
The official refused to comment on how many such satellites there were, and which ... A reconnaissance satellite is unofficially referred to as a spy satellite. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
2
Glitch scrubs SpaceX sun-spy satellite launch
SpaceX's plans to launch a new satellite intended to monitor solar wind were scrubbed last-minute on Sunday, though the ambitious rocket start-up isn't to ... «SlashGear, Feb 15»
3
Japanese H-IIA launches with IGS spy satellite
Japan has conducted its first launch of 2015 Sunday with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries lofting a radar reconnaissance satellite with the aid of its H-IIA carrier ... «NASASpaceflight.com, Jan 15»
4
Spy satellite launched off California's coast
A rocket carrying a national defense satellite was launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force ... Office, the federal agency overseeing the nation's spy satellites. «Los Angeles Times, Dec 14»
5
Experts Say Fireball Above Rockies Was Russian Spy Satellite
A fireball that broke apart in the sky above the Rocky Mountains on Sept. 2 was not a meteor, as witnesses first believed. It was likely a Russian spy satellite. «TIME, Sep 14»
6
The Latest Generation of Spy Satellite Will Revolutionize How We …
A new satellite can tell what type of minerals are on the surface of the Earth, what species a tree is and its current health, and it can even spot the details on the ... «Motherboard, Aug 14»
7
Atlas V Blasts Off with Clandestine US Spy Satellite Amidst Russian …
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying NROL-33 spy satellite for ... of a ULA Delta IV rocket with an advanced GPS satellite for the US Air Force ... «Universe Today, May 14»
8
Israel targets Iran with new spy satellite
Israeli defence officials hailed the launch of a new spy satellite on Thursday, which they said would boost the country's capacity to monitor the military ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
9
Air Force Launches Spy Satellite From Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — The Air Force launched a new spy satellite Thursday from Cape Canaveral. An unmanned blasted off with a satellite for ... «CBS Local, Apr 14»
10
Why satellites can see licence plates but not the missing Malaysian …
The most sophisticated spy satellites are essentially looking down straws, trying to resolve small ... The satellite can see something as small as 50 cm across. «Hamilton Spectator, Mar 14»

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