posted on Apr, 5 2007 @ 06:56 PM
More likely than not the satellite stopped functioning due to mundane reasons such as a faulty internal design or component. Given this was a
satellite built by a University I'm inclined to believe that's probably the cause of the failure. While the US probably has some means of disrupting
or destroying satellites it would not test such a capability on a foreign satellite, much less a limited civilian built one. Besides the obvious
reason you could also control the conditions and get better data with your own target satellite.
[edit on 5-4-2007 by WestPoint23]