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Post time 2008-2-19 15:41:59 |Display all floors
My biggest concern is that it will be the US military that will try and shoot it down:
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Post time 2008-2-19 17:51:56 |Display all floors

Reply #61 emucentral's post

I think this is the motive there emu...keep them in space rather than poisoning the earth. For that matter, don't send them up in the first place if they contain poison.
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Post time 2008-2-20 08:59:48 |Display all floors
In the 2 years since its launch, if they wanted to, they could have 'captured' the satellite with the space shuttle and brought it home safely. The problem is that it is probably too toxic to bring home. Now they want to spread the toxic substance all over the world by blowing it into a million pieces to rain down on us all. There is also the fact that they dont want their technology to fall into the 'wrong' hands in case it does not all burn up in the atmosphere.
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Post time 2008-2-20 10:52:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ocpaul20 at 2008-2-20 08:59
In the 2 years since its launch, if they wanted to, they could have 'captured' the satellite with the space shuttle and brought it home safely. The problem is that it is probably too toxic to bring ...

in the two years ago ,maybe american people think use the space shuttle to capture the satellite is expensive, and the space shuttle has lots of problem ,and it also has many things to do, now ,maybe these days american will destroy the satellite .

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Post time 2008-2-20 16:26:24 |Display all floors
anyone who have different opinion come to dicuss

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Post time 2008-2-20 16:43:56 |Display all floors

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WASHINGTON - An attempt to blast a crippled US spy satellite out of the sky using a Navy heat-seeking missile -- possibly on Wednesday night -- would be the first real-world use of this piece of the Pentagon's missile defense network. But that is not the mission for which it was intended.

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Post time 2008-2-20 18:07:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by emucentral at 2008-2-19 14:49
the hit is designed to bring the satellite down in a safe area (Pacific Ocean) and have as much as possible burn up on re-entry.


A couple of points here:

While I don't personally live in the area of the Pacific Ocean they claim they are hoping for (apparently just west of Hawaii, maybe they're upset that the Irish guy dancing in their circus is from Hawaii), there are numerous people living on many lands scattered about the Pacific Ocean, so it appears their idea of "safe" is as it always has been in that they mean "as long as it isn't in our backyard, it's fair dinkum!"

As for the burn up on re-entry...perhaps it is just that I was asleep in that physics class, but since they are going to "explode" the satellite with a missile (if they hit it that is) and they claim that since the satellite is now in a close-earth orbit (where the China satellite was 500 miles high) the debris will "all" fall and burn up as it falls...how do they design an explosion that causes an explosion that only "goes" in one direction?

After all, it was my understanding that an explosion causes equal expansion - and thus spreading of debris - in more of a spherical manner, which would mean that some would fall, some would go left, some would go right, and some would obviously be exploded outward away from the earth.

But hey, if they have designed and explosive that causes expansion only on one "plane" rather than spherically, good for them.

Now all we have to do is wait and see if:
1. They hit in on the first try.
2. They hit it on the second try.
3. It falls west of Hawaii.
4. It falls on Hawaii.
5. It all burns up.


and of course:
6. They tell the truth.

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