Re: [FPSPACE] U.S. Officials Say Broken Satellite Will Be Shot Down

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 21:41:37 UTC

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    Cartwright said that the intercept would be at 130 nautical miles, or
    240 km. That's considerably higher that the previous number available
    for the capability of the SM-3 missile.
    --- Igor Lissov <> wrote:
    > Hi,
    > > If done at really low altitude, say 160 km, the debris that will
    > remain for a long time may be limited.
    > Gen Cartwright said that the window starts 3-4 days from now
    > and lasts 7-8 days. Seems to be a lot higher than 160 km.
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