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MORE MILITARY SATELLITES ON THE WAY

The U.S. military is growing increasingly reliant on satellites to direct precision bombs, relay soldiers' orders, and give a picture of the battleground. But such dependence is only the beginning, the New York Times reports.12 national-security space launches are scheduled for 2003; only one was conducted last year. On March 10, the military launched a $200 million satellite for relaying voice and data communications. An Air Force GPS satellite is set to be sent into the skies later today.

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