Re: "Satellite Shootdown" US military documentary about USA 193

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sat Jul 19 2008 - 06:53:28 UTC

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    See slide show at:
    
    http://military.discovery.com/tv/satellite-shootdown/timeline/timeline.html
    
    "   USA 193, a high-resolution radar spy satellite, is launched from
    Vandenberg
    Air Force Base, in California, aboard a Delta Two rocket.
    
    Ground controllers lose contact with the satellite hours after it reaches
    orbit. The satellite has substantial problems and the failure involves
    multiple systems.
    
    While officials try to re-establish contact with USA 193, amateur satellite
    watchers track its decay and begin to predict when it will fall to Earth.  "
    
    Hmmmmm    a    high resolution     radar      satellite .
    
    John
    
    
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    Subject: "Satellite Shootdown" US military documentary about USA 193
    
    
    >
    > Anyone know how we get hold of a copy of this ??
    >
    > http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/07/navy_sat_doc_071808w/
    >
    >
    > "  The show includes interviews in which top commanders reiterate the 
    > official U.S. rationale that the satellite had to be destroyed. If the 
    > spacecraft's toxic fuel had survived reentry and hit a populated area, it 
    > could've sickened people, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry "Trey" Obering, 
    > head of the Missile Defense Agency.
    >
    > At the time of the operation, skeptics in the U.S. and abroad said they 
    > thought the shoot-down was more an excuse to respond to an earlier Chinese 
    > anti-satellite test."
    >
    >
    >
    > The timeline should prove rather interesting  :O)
    >
    > John
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