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This Washington Post article presents the implications of the U.S. Navy shoot-down of a U.S. spy satellite in February, 2008 for space weapons and their control.  A link is provided to a diagram of the satellite's track for the first two orbits after it was hit.  A chart comparing the altitude of this intercept with the altitude of China's intercept of a satellite early in 2007 is also available.
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Restriction: © 2008 The Washington Post Company
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Keywords: anti-satellite, debris, missile, rocket, satellite
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 27, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jan 31, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(Washington Post Company, Washington, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022100641.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Spy Satellite’s Downing Shows a New U.S. Weapon Capability (Washington Post Company, Washington, 2008), <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022100641.html>.
APA Format
Spy Satellite’s Downing Shows a New U.S. Weapon Capability. (2008, February 22). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from Washington Post Company: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022100641.html
Chicago Format
Washington Post Company. Spy Satellite’s Downing Shows a New U.S. Weapon Capability. Washington: Washington Post Company, February 22, 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022100641.html (accessed 16 April 2014).
MLA Format
Spy Satellite’s Downing Shows a New U.S. Weapon Capability. Washington: Washington Post Company, 2008. 22 Feb. 2008. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/21/AR2008022100641.html>.
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