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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.

2008-02-20 08:45:39

This story was updated at 10:09 a.m. EST. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

2008-02-19 12:55:00

The U.S. military has issued aircraft advisories for a large area of the Pacific Ocean for the evenings of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, setting off speculation that it will attempt to shoot down a wayward U.S. spy satellite on one or both of those nights.

2008-02-16 03:27:20

This story was updated at 11:59 p.m. EST. HOUSTON — NASA will call up a backup landing strip for the space shuttle Atlantis next week to give the U.S. military more leeway to shoot down an ailing spy satellite, mission managers said Friday.

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2008-01-29 18:00:00

An amateur astronomer in Wirral has captured the first image of a top-secret US spy satellite which is expected to crash to Earth in the next few weeks.

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2008-01-26 17:15:00

A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.

2007-06-18 15:02:48

U.S. launches secret spy satellites WASHINGTON, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States launched a pair of intelligence-gathering satellites on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. media reported.

2006-08-31 07:22:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Life is tough, even for James Bond.

2006-08-31 07:00:00

Life is tough, even for James Bond. Just ask actor Daniel Craig, who for the first time dons the British spy's tuxedo for fall film, "Casino Royale."

2006-08-21 01:24:12

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a susp


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