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Let this be a lesson to all you rogue satellites

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by beefncheddar, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Navy missile hit the spy satellite it was targeting over the Pacific Ocean and says it should know Thursday whether the spacecraft’s fuel tank was destroyed as planned.
     
  2. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member

    By rogue satellites, do you mean Iran, Russia and North Korea?
     
  3. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    No, I mean orbiting buckets of bolts that might wish to rain terror and toxic badness on our proud land. Let this be a lesson to all of them. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, BITCHES!
     
  4. Italian_Stallion

    Italian_Stallion Active Member

    Ouch. I was watching the lunar eclipse, and something just hit me square in the noggin. For eternity, I'll now be known as the dude with NASA spelled backward in his forehead.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So we'll just call you "ASAN" from now on?

    And why weren't they blowing the whole damn thing up instead of just the fuel tank?
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I HOPE WE DIDN'T UNWITTINGLY UNLEASH THE EVIL ROBOTS!

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    ARRRRGH!
     
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  7. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Nice sweater vest!
     
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  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Is the robot wearing a skirt?
     
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  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I like Conan's attempts to bring down the rogue raccoon better.
     
  10. We have to bomb the rogue satellites up there so we don't have to fight them down here.
     
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    The rest of it will burn up in reentry, the fuel tank needed to be taken care of.
     
  12. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    As a guy with a B.S. in aerospace engineering, including a couple semesters of astrodynamics, I have a hard time believing:

    1) They were actual able to target the fuel tank specifically. Closing speed was something like 20,000 mph.
    2) There's any concern about what survived and what didn't. Closing speed was something like 20,000 mph.
     
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