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Space Wars: beginning of a new era
Brahmand.Com ^ | 11/19/2010 | Brahmand.com

Posted on 11/18/2010 11:56:49 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

On 11 January, 2007, China military tested its anti-satellite weapon or ASAT by hitting Fengyun-1C, a derelict Chinese weather satellite. The satellite was smashed into at least 900 pieces. The experiment drew considerable international criticism. The reports were confirmed by the then National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

For the first known time in history, a missile launched from the ground destroyed an orbiting satellite. This provocative action by China highlighted a new paradigm shift in the worldwide military strategy.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asat; satellite; space; spacewarfare; warfare

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