Friday, January 19, 2007

Chinese missile destroys satellite in space

By Toby Harnden and Alex Massie in Washington Last Updated: 2:30am GMT 19/01/2007 The prospect of "Star Wars" between China and the West loomed last night after Beijing used a ballistic missile to destroy a satellite in space. The missile, which hit a 4ft-wide obsolete Chinese weather satellite 530 miles above the Earth, is thought to have been launched from the Xichang space centre in -China's Sichuan province. Read Full Story

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