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Canada is building the world’s first space telescope designed to detect and track asteroids as well as satellites. Called NEOSSat (Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), this spacecraft will provide a significant improvement in surveillance of asteroids that pose a collision hazard with Earth and innovative technologies for tracking satellites in orbit high above our planet.
Originally posted by CX
Can just imagine that, "Oops....the US satellite just took out an Iranian satellite.....swear to God we thought it was an asteroid!
[edit on 29/6/08 by CX]