Direct Hit! US Navy Shoots Defunct Satellite

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missile.jpgThe Associated Press reports that a missile launched from a Navy ship in the Pacific has hit the defunct US spy satellite 130 miles above Earth’s surface. No further details were released at this time.

As YWN had previously reported, the large US spy satellite – which never worked – had the possibility of hitting the Earth in late February or March. The satellite, which no longer was able to be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down. Therefore NASA and Defense Officials opted to shoot the satellite down via missile.

(YW-MD03)

5 COMMENTS

  1. why don’t you report about the Lunar eclipse right now?
    This is the last total lunar eclipse until 2010 occurs Wednesday night, with cameo appearances by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.

    Skywatchers viewing through a telescope will have the added treat of seeing Saturn’s handsome rings.

    Weather permitting, the total eclipse can be seen from North and South America. People in Europe and Africa will be able to see it high in the sky before dawn on Thursday.

    Editors Note: Actually, the info for the lunar eclipse was reported this morning. Click HERE for the link.

  2. #3: No and yes.

    As someone who’s worked Ballistic Missile Defense for decades for the US on US and Israeli efforts, this is a very satisfying event.