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Subject: China Tests Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon
yojimbo    1/19/2007 10:14:03 AM
China Tests Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon US intelligence agencies believe that China has successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon by destroying one of their old weather satellites. The test, if confirmed, would be an order of magnitude more provocative than earlier reports of Chinese blinding lasers being tested.
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Lonestar1    Laser Weapon -- Not!   1/24/2007 11:44:32 PM

Subject: China Tests Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon

The subject line and the link text are misleading.
The Craig Covault AvWeek article states, "China performed a successful anti-satellite (asat) weapons test... destroying an aging Chinese weather satellite target with a kinetic kill vehicle launched on board a ballistic missile" -- NOT a laser weapon.
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