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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Navy Missile Splashes Spy Satellite

The NROL-21 /USA-193 satellite was destroyed shortly after 10:26 p.m. EST Wednesday night at a point in space 130-miles above the Pacific Ocean with an explosion sighted from a possible ruptured hydrazine fuel tank, according to The Washington Post and a BBC video.

Debris from the NRO satellite will begin to re-enter the earth's atmosphere immediately. Nearly all of it will burn up on reentry within 24-48 hours and the remaining debris should re-enter within 40 days, according to the Pentagon. MORE from MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, USA Today, China Daily, and The Washington Post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bulls eye!