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The U.S. Navy's February missile shoot down of a spy satellite was unnecessary, a Harvard scientist and former NASA employee said. Yousaf Butt filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for the National Air and Space Agency's re-entry threat analysis from the disabled USA-193 satellite.
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Commanders of the U.S. Navyâ€™s mission to shoot down a malfunctioning spy satellite last month said there was no substantial new space debris created.
This story was updated at 3:34 p.m. EST. The planned Friday launch of a new U.S. spy satellite has been delayed by space debris from last week's destruction of its disabled predecessor, the mission's launch provider said Wednesday. Initially slated for a Feb.
Pentagon analysis indicates satellite fuel tank hit WASHINGTON, Feb.
The U.S. military successfully struck a crippled spy satellite approaching Earth's atmosphere Wednesday night, the Pentagon announced. But officials said they will not know whether they damaged a tank on the satellite carrying toxins.
The U.S. military likely will make its first effort to shoot down a crippled spy satellite that's approaching Earth's atmosphere sometime after 9:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.
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.
A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.