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Posted on 01/19/2007 6:05:32 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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I was waiting for someone to take this seriously on this thread.
If China can take out our satelites they can distroy our GPS sytems, our air defense and our cell phone capability.
This, IMO, is a big thing.
Was this recently? Didn't some areas of the US observe and film a satellite "breaking up" through the atmosphere a week or two ago? Related?
"Chinese missile destroys satellite in spa"
General Dong must have been very jealous of a cheating girlfriend.
Does our Star wars system intercept the missles before they reach where our satellites are orbiting? If so, then our system is ok. If the system only hits missles upon re-entry, then we are in trouble. Also, will our system be able to hit cruise missles that can alter course and hug the terrain?
Wow! That spa looks just like space!
If it's on my back deck, is it "outer spa"? Just how big of a satellite can fit in a spa anyway?
Someday, the entire story of the Clinton corruption will be published, probably with an advance piece in the Atlantic.
I don't think the PRC signed a treaty not to use space for warfare. It is tough for the US to test an ASAT weapon successsfully and then agree to not use space for warfare. In the eyes of the rest of the world we look like hypocrites to complain. IMHO this is a nonissue pertaining to international law, however it is important that we now know that China is capable of anti satellite (ASAT) warfare and we need to adjust our warfighting doctrine accordingly.
That was the re-entry of a Russian booster rocket that had launched a french satellite.
We live in scary times.
> Just how big of a satellite can fit in a spa anyway? <
Easy: Small sat, big spa.
....meanwhile, back in the United States, the democrats continue to oppose the war on terror and call President Bush incompetent.....
This is an utterly stupid policy. Blowing up the satellite will create more space debris which could damage other satellites and future space shuttle missions. These old satellites are better off left intact and allowed to plunge back to earth where they will be consumed in the atmosphere. I am surprised that such a stupid act was committed.Someone call Al Gore Immediately
That's good. Satellites don't belong in spas.
This is a big deal to our Missle Defense forces.
The Chinese are not trying to clear out old satellites just as Iran is not developing nuclear capabilities as an alternate energy source. They are testing a missile system and sending a message to the U.S., Japan and anybody else that is listening. They blew up their own old satellite because to blow up anybody else's old satellite at this point in time would not be good for international relations.
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