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This Washington Post article presents the implications of the U.S. Navy shoot-down of a U.S. spy satellite in February, 2008 for space weapons and their control. A link is provided to a diagram of the satellite’s track for the first two orbits after it was hit. A chart comparing the altitude of this intercept with the altitude of China's intercept of a satellite early in 2007 is also available.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Instrumentation,NSDL,rocket,Undergraduate (Lower Division),debris,Space Science,Social Sciences,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Other Sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080304154732085T,Astronomy,Informal Education,satellite,Higher Education,Environmental Science,missile,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,anti-satellite,Technology,Geoscience

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    English

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