Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If it turns out to be a killer satellite I am sure that barry will take care of it by drawing a red line and then head off to a round or two of golf.

    Maybe he will draw his line in a sand trap.

    I have no idea what it is!” space security expert Patricia Lewis of the think-tank Chatham House told The Washington Post in a phone interview.

    Few do. Russia did not declare its orbit, and now the U.S. military, space experts and amateur sleuths have been closely tracking its movements, each of which has been deliberate and precise. The unidentified satellite — called Object 2014-28E — recently navigated toward other Russian space objects, its voyage culminating in its recent hookup with the remains of the rocket stage that originally launched it.

    A mysterious Russian space object could be the return of the ‘satellite killer’ - The Washington Post
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
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  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    meh. So what?

    "At approximately 10:26 p.m. EST today, a U.S. Navy AEGIS warship, the USS Lake Erie, fired a single modified tactical Standard Missile-3, hitting the satellite approximately 247 kilometers (133 nautical miles) over the Pacific Ocean as it traveled in space at more than 17,000 mph."

    Ain't no good if the other doesn't know.... They have "Secrets' - we have "Off the shelf".

    Here a pic of a known working a-sat weapon - from 1985 -- yes, that's an F-15 C block....
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