pentagon says satellite shootdown a success

update: spy satellite blast caught on tape

navy missile hits satellite, pentagon says
from washington post: A missile fired from a Navy cruiser in the Pacific Ocean hit an out-of-control spy satellite falling toward Earth last night, Pentagon officials said. They said that a single SM-3 missile fired from the USS Lake Erie hit the satellite at 10:26 p.m. Eastern time. The missile struck the dead satellite about 150 miles above Earth as it traveled in orbit at more than 17,000 mph… It was unclear last night whether the missile hit was able to break up the fuel tank, but Pentagon officials said they hope to determine that within 24 hours. A news conference is scheduled for 7 a.m.

US missile hits ‘toxic satellite’
US missile hits 'toxic satellite'from bbc: The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii, military officials say. Operatives had only a 10-second window to hit the satellite – USA 193 – which went out of control shortly after it was launched in December 2006… The controversial operation has been criticised by China and Russia.

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