[amsat-bb] Shoot Sat - add

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 14 12:53:50 PST 2008

The Navy will use a Standard Missile 3 in an attempt to intercept the  
satellite just prior to it re-entering Earth's atmosphere. It would  
be "next to impossible" to hit the satellite after that because of  
atmospheric disturbances.

A second goal is to directly hit the fuel tank in order to minimize  
the amount of fuel that returns to Earth.

Joint Chief of Staff chairman Cartwright also said that if an initial  
shootdown attempt fails, a decision will be made whether to take a  
second shot.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359

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