US pledges assistance over satellite debris

Star Wars

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. — Rev. 8:11.

While we don’t yet believe the trumpet angels have begun to sound, we can’t help thinking of this verse. The US says the hydrazine onboard will dissipate in the air — how sure are they about this? Given the right concentration, hydrazine can be poisonous in solution, even fatal. Is the US ready to ‘mitigate’ that ‘consequence’, should it arise?

While much is being made of the effect of the ‘shoot-down’, we keep asking why? Is this a response to China’s similar shoot-down of a Chinese satellite last year? (See, we can do it, too!) Or is this a ‘live test’ (and display of muscle) for the recently developed SM-3 System — a system designed to target incoming threats outside the earth’s atmosphere (i.e. star wars)?

Who says we shelved the SDI Program? Ronald Reagan would be proud. — PID

Feb 16, 2008 (GUARDIAN/AGENCIES) — The US today pledged to help “mitigate the consequences” of any debris landing on other countries from a rogue spy satellite it says is due to fall to Earth next month, and pay compensation if necessary. Full Report

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U.S. Makes Case About Satellite To Foreign Envoys
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Is this satellite shoot-down necessary?