Sunday, October 08, 2006

China Attacks U.S. Satellites

China targeted and attacked an US spy satellite last week with high powered LASER from the ground.
The LASER didnt physically damage the satellite, but it could have blocked down the sensors temporarily.

The issue looms large, given that US military operations have rapidly grown more reliant on satellite data for everything from targeting bombs to relaying communications to spying on enemy nations.

Critical US space assets include a constellation of 30 Global Positioning Satellites that help target bombs and find enemy locations.

The US Defence Department remains tight-lipped about details, including which satellite was involved or when it occurred.

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