Falling satellite problem solved.

They’re gonna shoot it down.

The US is preparing to shoot down one of its own satellites that is falling to Earth.

The 10-ton spy satellite was launched in December 2006 but failed properly to deploy and has been slowly falling back to Earth ever since.

Ah well, you have all those missiles and tracking systems, might as well use them to shoot each other. I suppose I should be happy about the government worrying about where the thing will land, but I think they’re just really showing off.

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2 Responses to Falling satellite problem solved.

  1. Enrique says:

    Two scenarios to think about:
    1) What if it’s not falling over the US? Will we still attempt to shoot it down? Maybe another country doesn’t want us shooting missile over their airspace. And of course there’s the fact that we don’t want out spy satellite technology landing in certain backyards…

    2) What if we miss? People seem to think we have this advanced air defense system that can protect and cover the entire nation. Consider how foolish North Korea looked when it launched those long range missile that barely made it into the next time zone. Now imagine how we’ll look if we our systems isn’t quite as good as advertised.

    – Enrique

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