US Anti-Satellite Weapon Hits Failing Spy Orbiter

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    The Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser Lake Erie has hit the ailing USA193 spy satellite while the device was still in orbit. Thereby preventing a dangerous fuel tank loaded with a toxic chemical from hitting the ground intact. The exercise has also demonstrated the US Navy's anti-satellite capability. The Chinese whined about the SM3 shot, which was ironic considering they hit a satellite in orbit last year. The weaponization of space is well underway.

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    Yikes break out them tinfoil umbrellas......................:eusa_think: :eusa_whistle:
     
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    What does that idiotic remark mean?
     
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    Don't get all shook up..................spy satelites are secret launches............and didn't really happen don't cha know..........?:rolleyes: :eusa_whistle:
     
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    How is the ability to shoot FROM earth to space, weaponizing SPACE?

    Ohh and remind us again how anti missile defense can not work.
     
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    China's comments are tempered with hypocrisy on this matter. They had actually shot down a weather satellite with a land based missile prompting a another series of "Space Wars".
     
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    The video was pretty frickin gnarly.



    Weapons in space will be the next race to escelation, watch and see. However, I'd say blasting this bird out of the sky was pretty damn necessary despite tinfoil theories. I say good job.

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    Raytown native launched missile that hit spy satellite
    http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/499032.html


    Raytown is a suburb of KC. WOOT Missouri!
     
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    personally i thought it was wicked cool man
     
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    I am not going to remind you of any such thing, since I never said that to begin with. Moreover, I have not said one way or the other if I favor the weaponzation of space. But your distinction is rather thin. The actual weapon effect took place in space, regardless of the weapon's point of origin. Further, once weapons can down satellites, there will be weapons that counter anti-satellite weapons and so forth. Answering whether we should pursue weapons in space requires technical knowledge I do not possess; such as whether we have, or can maintain, a technological lead in that arena. What military advantage do we now have with our demonstrated anti-sat capability? Can the SM3 be countered?
     
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    This is already happening.
     

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