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Shooting down a satellite to keep it off EBay

February 15, 2008

Click to read the Reuters article on the planned shootdown

Fascinating: The US plans to shoot down the dead US 193 spy satellite to keep the parts that might survive unplanned reentry off EBay.

Apparently the Chinese government is big on trolling auctions for secrets. Keep those secrets off a public auction site, kiddies!

And don’t worry, if you there’s damage on the ground from pieces that make it down anyway, the US government will help pick up the tab. Just don’t breath the hydrazine


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