Russian Satellite Hit by Debris from Chinese Anti-Satellite Test

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  1. Apollyon

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    Russian Satellite Hit by Debris from Chinese Anti-Satellite Test

    by Leonard David, SPACE.com’s Space Insider Columnist
    Date: 08 March 2013 Time: 05:25 PM ET

     
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  3. p2prada

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    After the grey market, Chinese junk reached space too.
     
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    Should Russia sue China for this?.
     
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    This actually begs the question...

    When We conduct our exo-atmospheric test at 200km altitude this May, will it not create a much larger amount of debris? The two missiles involved are fairly larger than a satellite and will shatter into more pieces owing to larger size.

    Not that this is good enough reason to stop the test.
     
  6. angeldude13

    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    this news is :bs:
    how they know the debris that hit them was chinese and not the american
     
  7. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Russia should supply more SU-35 to China and China should hit more Russian satalites !!
     
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    200Km is harmless. Satellites are in the 400Km and higher altitude.

    Nothing prevents the debris from being burnt up after reentry and whatevers left won't be a threat to satellites.
     
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