Thursday, February 14, 2008

U.S. Plans to Shoot Down Broken Spy Satellite

This seems like a highly unusual step.... I wonder if their calculations, as best they can do them, show the satellite, or big pieces of it, coming down someplace serious.

They say it's because of unused hydrazine, which is indeed nasty stuff. But why wouldn't that have been a concern in past satellite failures?


MT said...

I'm guessing it's either to have a missile defense test or a fake demonstration that we have one.

MT said...

Wired is blogging it.