The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) L-26 satellite, also called USA 202, was launched on Sunday, January 18, 2009, aboard a Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle by the United Launch Alliance. The classified mission was delayed a number of times due to technical problems.
Sir William Blackstone famously said the Royal Navy was something along the lines of being England's "ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island." But then there weren't many computer viruses around in the 18th century.
With lithium ion battery technologies being advanced, designed and
manufactured in Asia, a new US “alliance” of “leading US battery and
advanced materials companies” and “one of the country’s largest
national laboratories” is being formed to ensure advanced batteries are
designed and manufactured in the US, so US companies aren’t dependent