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U.S. Plans Intercept of Failed Intelligence Satellite

U.S. Plans Intercept of Failed Intelligence Satellite
02-15-2008

Author: Ivan Oelrich

Type: FAS in the News


The United States is planning to intercept a dying reconnaissance satellite with a missile launched from a Navy ship.  The administration justifies the intercept on the basis of public safety.  That is a long stretch, indeed, and thus far in the news coverage that I have seen there is virtually no mention of the political consequences of the United States’ conducting its first anti-satellite test in over two decades. Read more here.

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WashingtonPost.com -- CHAT: Spy Satellite Shootdown with Ivan Oelrich
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USA Today - Military Officials Confident in Spy Satellite Hit
Physics World
- U.S. Missile Strikes Striken Satellite
Baltimore Sun - Missile Hit is Reported on Errant Spy Satellite
Good Morning America - Can Spy Satellite Be Shot Down?
Associated Press - U.S. to try to shoot down spy satellite
Reuters - ANALYSIS: U.S. satellite shooting to raise space weapons worry
USA Today - U.S. to shoot down failing spy satellite
Newsday - U.S. to shoot down satellite
Navy Times - Navy tasked with destroying satellite
Detroit Free Press - Missile will be shot at satellite

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