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Did Russia Secretly Launch A Satellite-Killer Into Orbit

Did Russia Secretly Launch A Satellite-Killer Into Orbit?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mysterious object launched by Russia last Christmas is being tracked by western space agencies and other officials, and there are concerns that the probe could be part of a program to...

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Russian Satellite Nailed By Chinese Space Debris, Orbit Affected
2013-03-12 14:50:23

According to a report from the Colorado-based Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), Chinese space junk, in the form of a fragment of the satellite FENGYUN 1C, collided with Russia’s BLITS satellite on January 22.

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2010-11-10 13:30:00

Space analysts say that China has pulled off a tricky and uncommon feat in space flight, maneuvering one of its satellites to about 300 yards within another while they were orbiting Earth.

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2009-03-06 12:45:00

A deputy defense minister said Thursday that Russia is working towards developing anti-satellite weapons to match efforts by other nations.

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2009-02-27 11:45:00

The head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command said on Friday that no debris remains in space after last year’s US destruction of an errant spy satellite loaded with toxic hydrazine fuel.

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2008-10-17 08:05:00

Congress has approved a $5 million study of space-based missile defenses. This is the first time the development of space weapons will be considered since similar work was canceled in the 1990s.

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer A Sandia Labs team helped the Navy figure out how to successfully shoot down a faltering spy satellite last February, officials revealed Tuesday.

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2008-09-20 05:05:00

A top US think tank said China anti-satellite capabilities makes it extremely important for Washington to work with Beijing to avoid an arms race in space.

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2008-03-20 00:00:00

Commanders of the U.S. Navy’s mission to shoot down a malfunctioning spy satellite last month said there was no substantial new space debris created.

2008-02-26 09:01:16

Pentagon analysis indicates satellite fuel tank hit WASHINGTON, Feb.

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2008-02-22 09:05:00

The unprecedented downing of an errant spy satellite by a Navy missile makes clear that the Pentagon now has a new weapon in its arsenal: an anti-satellite missile adapted from the nation's missile defense program.


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