USA 193 Shootdown, The Inside Story

From: Bill Bard (
Date: Mon Aug 11 2008 - 02:19:32 UTC

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    NASA Watch has pointed out a story in IEEE Spectrum by James Oberg,  
    going over the primary reason for the shootdown: the frozen hydrazine  
    tank. In the article, it appears that the concern that dangerous  
    levels of hydrazine could have in fact reached the ground. So the US  
    military may have been correct that the tank surviving re-entry was a  
    real risk.
    Bill Bard
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