#1
So i guess some of you have probably heard on the news ect that sometime today / tonite / early tomorow the us Navy was supposed to shoot down a "dead" sattelite. Has anyone heard any updates on that? like at what time its supposed to happen? because whenever it does theres going to be a wicked meteor shower.
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#2
There is maybe a 98% chance they will be shooting it down over the ocean so we probably won't be seeing it.
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#3
its an old spy sattelite with very valubale technology.
we have to blow it up, and find the remains so russia/china/north korea wont
#4
it also contains toxic fuel. if it landed in a residential area, it could be devestating to the isolated area
#5
I saw a report that they expect to try and shoot it down sometime "within the hour." That was about 20 min ago.
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its an old spy sattelite with very valubale technology.
we have to blow it up, and find the remains so russia/china/north korea wont


Incorrect. Normally, they would control the fall and crash it into the ocean and thus destroy anything of value. However, they lost control of it and therefore have to blow it up because:

it also contains toxic fuel. if it landed in a residential area, it could be devastating to the isolated area
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#7
apparently, they only have 15 seconds everyday till the end of the month to get the thing shot down. they were going to do it today but the weather was **** wherever the ship is that is supposed to be doing the pwnage.
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CNN says they hit the satellite just now.


do you have a link for that?
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#11
I dunno, I've heard a little about it, but I think shooting down satellites is the most badass job in the world. I betcha he didn't even use his tracking devices, just the Force.
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do you have a link for that?


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Incorrect. Normally, they would control the fall and crash it into the ocean and thus destroy anything of value. However, they lost control of it and therefore have to blow it up because:

Thank you. Nor is it an "old satellite". Was launced last year and failed to make orbit.
Communications failed and the fuel on board was unable to be used. The fuel is quite toxic. Optics and electronics on board would not survive re-entry but the 2500 pounds of frozen fuel would. So blow the snot out of it.
And it may require 2 - 3 missile launches.
We should have the Chinese do it for us.
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#14
So are any of the debris going to be turning into meteorites? could we go outside and see some right now aha?
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#15
Only if you are on that side of the world. I don't know where the impact took place.
I did read if the fuel tank was ruptured it would give the appearanc of a comet for several hours to several days.
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Yea im on the coast of British Columbia, so I should be able to see the comets if any came down. I might go outside and wait around for a while, see if anythings coming down. The only problem is i have NO clue when any of the debris would be entering if they havent entered already.
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#17
I was gonna read the full story on that, but then I saw a link that had the words "lohan naked"
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Yea im on the coast of British Columbia, so I should be able to see the comets if any came down. I might go outside and wait around for a while, see if anythings coming down. The only problem is i have NO clue when any of the debris would be entering if they havent entered already.


Yeah there's a 25% chance the debris will land here and the poison will be here.
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oh god, i hope for your sake you hit altf4 as quick as possible.

i think this whole situation has been drastically overplayed. they make it out to be a nuclear missile crisis or something.


...then i get hit with toxic fuel.


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Incorrect. Normally, they would control the fall and crash it into the ocean and thus destroy anything of value. However, they lost control of it and therefore have to blow it up because:

Incorrect.

If it fell into the ocean, most of it would still survive. It's full of ****ing hydrazine (propellant), and even if the parts were broken, enemies could still piece together the concepts of the technology.

They're blowing it up because it's a ****ing spy satellite, not because it might hit people on the way down.

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Only if you are on that side of the world. I don't know where the impact took place.
I did read if the fuel tank was ruptured it would give the appearanc of a comet for several hours to several days.

The fuel tank wouldn't have to explode. If it gets hit at all, it will shatter into a lot of small pieces.

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"It's precise target - the fuel tank." Even if they didn't hit the tank dead on, the entire S/C is ****ed!
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#21
Dude, don't you get it? It wasn't cause of the fuel... or even spy stuff. They were afraid it was gonna hit the cloverfield monster and wake him up!
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Incorrect.

If it fell into the ocean, most of it would still survive. It's full of ****ing hydrazine (propellant), and even if the parts were broken, enemies could still piece together the concepts of the technology.

They're blowing it up because it's a ****ing spy satellite, not because it might hit people on the way down.


The fuel tank wouldn't have to explode. If it gets hit at all, it will shatter into a lot of small pieces.


"It's precise target - the fuel tank." Even if they didn't hit the tank dead on, the entire S/C is ****ed!

Didn't say it had to explode. The hydrazine vaporizing in the sunlight would generate a comet like effect.
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