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DoD Succeeds In Intercepting Non-Functioning Satellite

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

DoD Succeeds In Intercepting Non-Functioning Satellite
At approximately 10:26 p.m. EST today, a U.S. Navy AEGIS warship, the USS Lake Erie (CG-70), fired a single modified tactical Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) hitting the satellite approximately 247 kilometers (133 nautical miles) over the Pacific Ocean as it traveled in space at more than 17,000 mph. USS Decatur (DDG-73) and USS Russell (DDG-59) were also part of the task force.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/news/2008/space-080220-dod02.htm

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=11704

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