Re: [FPSPACE] U.S. Officials Say Broken Satellite Will Be Shot Down

From: Bill Bard (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2008 - 01:55:02 UTC

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    Wikipedia lists the range of the SM-3 at >500km and altitude >160km. I  
    suspect the range would be dependent on the motor and the altitude  
    dependent more on the software.
    On Feb 14, 2008, at 4:41 PM, Allen Thomson wrote:
    > [SeeSat-L copied]
    > Cartwright said that the intercept would be at 130 nautical miles, or
    > 240 km. That's considerably higher that the previous number available
    > for the capability of the SM-3 missile.
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