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- 51T6 (missile) : Russian endoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile used in the two-layer Moscow defense system; may have nuclear or conventional warhead; Western designation ABM-3 GAZELLE
- Advanced Extremely High Frequency (satellite) : A system of survivable, high-speed military communications satellites going into service, developed by the U.S. Air Force with British, Canadian and Dutch participation
- Anti-satellite missile : A weapon, launched from inside the atmosphere, intended to destroy an orbiting satellite.
- CIA activities in Europe and Russia : Add brief definition or description
- COSPAS-SARSAT : Worldwide system of multinational satellites in geosynchronous or low earth orbits, receiving stations, and search and rescue mission control systems that detect the emergency messages from emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB)
- Defense Satellite Communications System : A currently operational U.S. system of military communications satellites, providing worldwide coverage among fixed and semifixed sites, with moderately high data rates
- Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon : Intended for search and rescue of ships and boats, this is a beacon that will float free of a sinking vessel, and broadcast a position report, preferably with GPS, to a worldwide cluster of monitoring satellites.
- Fisheries monitoring surveillance and control : The broadening of traditional enforcing national rules over fishing, to the support of the broader problem of fisheries management, from the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
- Fixed-wing aircraft : Vehicles that remain aloft using the lift from the flow of air over wings which are fixed in position, in relation to the rest of their structure.
- Fourteenth Air Force : The United States Air Force organization that controls military satellite launch and operations for the Air Force Space Command, and performs space support operations for the United States Strategic Command and probably the National Reconnaissance Office
- Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite : GOES satellites do visual and infrared imaging of earth atmosphere from geosynchronous orbit; they carry secondary payloads in the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite constellation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System : Mandated by the Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization system of digital radio and other systems for ships to receive alerts and signal search and rescue organizations when they are in distress.
- History of computing : How electronic computers were first invented; how the technology underlying them evolved.
- Intelligence cycle management : The continuous process by which intelligence priorities are set, raw information collected, information analyzed, the processed information disseminated, and the next set or priorities set.
- MQ-1 Predator : A medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle used for armed reconnaissance by the Central Intelligence Agency, and for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition at the level of Unified Combatant Commands; it will be replaced by its larger descendant, the MQ-9 Reaper
- Man Who Sold the Moon (short story) : A central short story in the Future History series by Robert Heinlein, in which the major character, D.D. Harriman, creates a commercial enterprise to make the first space flights to the Moon
- Marine navigation : A term including the literal process of navigation, or finding position and course, but of the overall process of safe operation of a water vessel, such as avoiding collisions
- Midcourse : That part of the journey of an unmanned vehicle, or a manned vehicle on autopilot, between launch/takeoff/boost phase and final approach/terminal guidance
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration : A scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
- National Reconnaissance Office : An agency of the United States intelligence community, which designs, procures, launches, and operates intelligence satellites and certain aircraft/UAV platforms. It does not analyze their output.
- Outer space : The relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies.
- Polar Operational Environmental Satellite : A U.S. civilian government satellite system, which provides nonimaging and environmental information from polar orbit, for applications including weather, forest fire and volcanic alerts, vegetation analysis, and oceanic temperature measurement; distinct from the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System that is civil-military
- Reconnaissance satellite : A satellite which provides images of the Earth and monitors electronic emissions of terrestrial and airborne communications and radar systems.
- Rocket motor : A means of generating thrust, for propulsion or for adjusting a position, based on the hot gases expelled by a mixture of chemicals that does not need an external oxygen source
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")
- Safety and survivability of naval vessels : Beyond the rules of the Safety of Life at Sea convention, protective measures, for naval vessels, against their own systems as well as enemy fire
- Satellite communications : Telecommunications that makes use of a high-altitude relay(s), usually artificial satellites in Earth orbits but potentially a relay in the atmosphere
- Satellite : An object that travels in orbit around a more massive body.
- Space launch vehicle : A means of transportation through the atmosphere and into outer space; it may return, go into satellite orbit, or into an escape trajectory. Ballistic missiles are excluded
- Spectroscopic MASINT : A electro-optical measurement and signature intelligence technique to measure the electromagnetic spectrum reflected from or emitted by an object, typically within the infrared through ultraviolet wavelength range, and compare it to spectral signatures of known objects
- Suborbital : A vehicle that flies through a trajectory that takes it into outer space, but does not achieve orbit or Earth escape velocity
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- UHF Follow-On (satellite) : An interim narrowband tactical satellite system, primarily for U.S. Navy use
- Vessel monitoring system : System used in commercial fishing to allow environmental and fisheries regulatory organizations to monitor, minimally, the position, time at a position, and course and speed of fishing vessels.
- WHITE CLOUD satellite : A Cold War electronic intelligence system of multiple sets of microsatellite clusters that cooperated to locate radar and radio sources at sea for the United States Navy
- Wideband Global Satellite : A new high-capacity satellite system, starting from commercial-off-the-shelf-technology, that the U.S. military began to operate in 2007