It's already in orbit. Likely a low earth orbit ~600 miles. A brief deorbit burn wouldn't be easy to spot. At about 220 above the surface, the line of sight is still good coast to coast over CONUS. If we are tracking it and really believe it is an EMP weapon in waiting, we should try to get it before they deorbit.
posted on 04/05/2013 11:13:27 PM PDT
If we are tracking it and really believe it is an EMP weapon in waiting, we should try to get it before they deorbit.
It is certainly being tracked. What is lacking AFAIK, is any sort of ASAT capability other than the stuff stationed on the coasts. That is missile oriented, not anti-satellite.
I think we scrapped all our good stuff years ago, like the spiffy one launched from a F-15 at high Mach and high altitude. Must not offend the commies, who no doubt kept their toys...........
All this assumes Zero gives a damn, and that he would not welcome the chaos to play into his schemes..........
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