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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:15 pm Reply with quote

    Vital communications and navigation satellites could be more vulnerable to missile attack than previously thought.

    After China's deliberate destruction of one of its own satellites in January 2007, two specialists in infrastructure vulnerability set out to determine whether a rogue state or terrorist group with access to an intermediate-range ballistic missile could also destroy a satellite.

    Using a satellite-tracking programme available on the internet, plus some university-level physics, they were able to recreate the Chinese shoot-down - minus, they point out, an actual missile.

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