China Trashes LEO With Debris From Anti Satellite Test

Washington (AFP) Jan 18, 2007
The United States, Japan and Australia voiced concern Friday after US spy agencies said China had shot down a satellite for the first time, raising the stakes over the military use of space. Washington said China fired a missile to destroy an orbiting weather satellite last week, making it the third country after the United States and the former Soviet Union to shoot down anything in space. The successful test means China, which declined to comment, could now theoretically shoot down spy satellites operated by other nations.

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