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Skunk Works TR-X

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:44 AM
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Is it possible to have a ASAT capacity with a TR-X like vehicle with laser on board ? Very high altitude don't have the refraction problem no ?




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

Even a high altitude aircraft (1000,000) is still a long ways off from a satellite (1,000,000 ft on average). The laser would have to be too large, too heavy and cost to much to get it up high enough to be effective. Missiles are way cheaper and probably more effective.

Blowing up sats in general is a bad idea though in general. They need to be deorbitted so the Earth isn't surrounded by huge debris clouds.
edit on 18-9-2015 by Sammamishman because: (no reason given)



 
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