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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

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    If this is such a liberal thing to do why did a conservative come up with it, eh?

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    It's been hanging around up there for 20 years then all of a sudden spikes in temp and explodes? That is odd. Would getting hit by another object cause such a temp spike? I would think a laser would do the trick. But wouldn't an enemy country hit something more significant and if we secretly did it to ourselves as a test wouldn't we shoot something down that wouldn't be reported?

    Interesting mystery.
    The AF did not report it until after a private company noticed it was missing. temp spike could be a short circuit I suppose.
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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    If someone shot it down, it was probably a country.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    If someone shot it down, it was probably a country.
    Something implied hitting debris, sorry.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Something implied hitting debris, sorry.
    Ah. That would not classify as shooting down.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Ah. That would not classify as shooting down.
    Fail on me, I admit it.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    It's been hanging around up there for 20 years then all of a sudden spikes in temp and explodes? That is odd. Would getting hit by another object cause such a temp spike?
    If it did get hit by a piece of space junk, it'd depend on where on the satellite it got hit. And if it wasn't junk, sudden failures aren't uncommon anyway....especially in a 20 year old satellite. If it were something that was recently put up there, then foul play would be more suspected.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Fail on me, I admit it.
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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    I believe almost NOTHING from U.S. military press releases without unbiased confirmation.

    Maybe a satellite exploded.

    Or maybe it got hit by something and the Air Force used it as an excuse to try and scare Congress into increasing their space defense budget by exaggerating what happened.

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    Re: US military satellite explodes above Earth

    Governments have been known to explode their own weather satellites, so that is a possibility. But the earth's lower orbit is filled with so much debris that it could've just as easily been a collision with a speck of paint, too.....


    Space Junk: Tracking & Removing Orbital Debris

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