Thursday, February 21, 2008

STOP PRESS: Navy shot at satellite at 3:30 UTC - and hit it!

CNN's Anderson Cooper show just broke the news, based on two unnamed sources at the Pentagon, that the Lake Erie fired an SM3 at USA 193 at 3:30 UTC (actually the time predicted here 2+ days ago), and apparently managed to damage it. Official word on the outcome of the operation is expected within an hour - but then again the information policy described only 1/2 day ago wasn't followed here ... Just before the hit, USA 193's orbit was decaying at 1.6 km/day.

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