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Bad Satellite Go Boom

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Posted February 21, 2008 - By jrmylmb


The errant spy satellite that was potentially going to dump 1,000 pounds of toxic hydrazine fuel upon an impact with Earth was successfully shot down last night by an Aegis NAVY cruiser northwest of Hawaii. The impact occurred at approximately 10:30pm Pacific at 153 nautical miles above Earth as the wayward decomposing orbit had the satellite traveling 17,000 mph and may not have burned up completely once it entered the thicker parts of our atmosphere.

Speculation that this was a test mission for the missile defense system that the US is developing were rebuffed by the Pentagon as well as rumors that it was being shot down because it had information on it that was sensitive to our national security.

No matter what the reason, it's pretty badass that we got it considering all the cash that went into it.

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