US criticizes China over missile test

Morris County Daily Record

01/18/07

The United States criticized China on Thursday for conducting an anti-satellite weapons test in which an old Chinese weather satellite was destroyed by a missile. The Bush administration has kept a lid on the test for a week as it weighs its significance. Analysts said China’s weather satellites would travel at about the same altitude as U.S. spy satellites, so the test represented an indirect threat to U.S. defense systems...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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China Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon, Unnerving US

China successfully carried out its first test of an anti-satellite weapon last week, signaling its resolve to play a major role in military space activities and bringing expressions of concern from Washington and other capitals, the Bush administration said Thursday. Only two nations - Russia and the United States - have previously destroyed spacecraft in anti-satellite tests, most recently the United States in the mid 1980s.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011907P.shtml

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China Shows Assertiveness in Weapons Test

China’s apparent success in destroying one of its own orbiting satellites with a ballistic missile signals that its rising military intends to contest American supremacy in space, a realm many here consider increasingly crucial to national security.

//www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070120/ZNYT03/701200476



Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.

//www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/26/wchina226.xml


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