On Yahoo News the “Anatomy of a Spy Satellite” story shed a little light on hitherto secret developments in stealth satellites since the 1960'ies. I was quite surprised that they started doing that so early, but the former east block always had better anti-satellite weapons than the west, so I guess the development was logical. Anyway, the satellite program in question is called MISTY, and it is not an acronym in spite of the spelling.
Author M. G. Liebach
LastMod 2016-05-01 (9fc4632)