posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 12:57 AM
reply to post by teslahowitzer
I get what you are saying but chances are this mess won't hit anywhere populated. Most of the time the orbits spend vast amounts of time over the
ocean, meaning it has an extremely high probability that's where it's gonna come down when it does. As well, when a satellite is retired and either
intentionally relieved from orbit or allowed to come down, Complicated maths, a few dozen to hundreds of small adjustments and gravity bring the
satellite down in an area it's intended to be.
I think it would be rad to see the great ICBM shield type missiles take a satellite out, but two problems.
Those missiles tend to be quite expensive, yeah patriots are cheap but they don't have quite the ceiling needed to take down a satellite or even a
nuke with out huge potential of collateral damage on the ground.
Would you be okay with the government wasting a multi million dollar missile to shoot down a satellite that can guide itself back to earth with a
rather small risk of harming any one, or saving that missile for when it really counts.
Me personally, they spent so much money developing, building TESTING, then stock piling those weapons, why let them waste live ones. This is what
training exercises and training munitions are for.
Keep the good scotch in the cupboard for when the # gets harry, I'm good with the cheap thrill the satellite will provide as it burns itself up and
lands most likely harmlessly outside of anyones way.