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Post time 2008-2-17 13:55:53 |Display all floors
Moscow -- Russia said Saturday that US military plans to shoot down a damaged spy satellite may be a veiled test of America's missile defense system.
The Pentagon failed to provide "enough arguments" to back its plan to smash the satellite next week with a missile, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"There is an impression that the United States is trying to use the accident with its satellite to test its national anti-missile defense system's capability to destroy other countries' satellites," the ministry said.

The Bush administration says the operation is not a test of a program to kill other nations' orbiting communications and intelligence capabilities. US diplomats around the world have been instructed to inform governments that it is meant to protect people from 1,000 pounds of toxic fuel on the bus-sized satellite hurtling toward Earth.

Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite was launched in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a sophisticated and secret imaging sensor.

Left alone, the satellite would likely hit Earth during the first week of March. About half of the 5,000-pound spacecraft would probably survive its blazing descent through the atmosphere and would scatter debris over several hundred miles.

Military and administration officials said the satellite is carrying fuel called hydrazine that could injure or kill people who are near it when it hits the ground.

The operation to shoot down the dead satellite could happen as soon as next week.

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Post time 2008-2-17 14:38:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by herdsman at 2008-2-17 13:55
Moscow -- Russia said Saturday that US military plans to shoot down a damaged spy satellite may be a veiled test of America's missile defense system.
The Pentagon failed to provide "enough ar ...



Ho much will they pay for a kilogram of debris?
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Post time 2008-2-17 14:42:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by doberman at 2008-2-17 14:38



Ho much will they pay for a kilogram of debris?

if the satellite collision with the earth , may be thousand of people to die , but as russian say maybe it is trial, so , i don't know .

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Post time 2008-2-18 13:21:25 |Display all floors
BEIJING -- China has expressed concern about Washington's decision to shoot down a damaged satellite, urging the US Government to fulfill its international obligation.
Responding to a question on the US plan to shoot down a damaged satellite, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said on Sunday that the Chinese government is highly concerned about development of the situation and has urged the US side to fulfill its international obligation and avoid causing damages to the security in the outer space and other countries.
"Relevant departments of China are closely watching the situation and working out preventive measures," Liu said.

According to news reports, the US Defense Department is planning to shoot down a damaged spy satellite that is expected to hit the Earth in early March. The satellite, which contains toxic fuel, has been out of control shortly after its launch in 2006.

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Post time 2008-2-18 14:47:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by herdsman at 2008-2-18 13:21
BEIJING -- China has expressed concern about Washington's decision to shoot down a damaged satellite, urging the US Government to fulfill its international obligation.
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Earlier it was US who says China shloud not shoot space objects
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Post time 2008-2-18 15:49:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by caringhk at 2008-2-18 14:47


Earlier it was US who says China shloud not shoot space objects

i think ,this may star a new round millitary competition in outer space , world will never peace.

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Post time 2008-2-18 15:54:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by herdsman at 2008-2-18 15:49

i think ,this may star a new round millitary competition in outer space , world will never peace.



no peace, good weapons sales
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