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China Quizzed Over Satellite Destruction

SMH: (h/t Nonny Mouse) Australia and other countries have demanded that China explain why it launched a missile last week to knock out an ageing weat

SMH: (h/t Nonny Mouse)

Australia and other countries have demanded that China explain why it launched a missile last week to knock out an ageing weather satellite.

US spy agencies say China conducted a successful test of a satellite-killing weapon on January 11, knocking out the Chinese satellite with a "kinetic kill vehicle" launched from on board a ballistic missile.

The impact following the first known satellite-killing test in space in more than 20 years occurred more than 800 kilometres above the Earth.

Australia, the US, Japan and Canada are concerned about the possible militarisation of space and the hazards posed by debris from such tests.

IHT: China's missile test: A message for the U.S. Of course, if you're going to posture yourself as the big, bad cowboy of the world, you got to expect a little pushback.

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