Satellite Shoot-Down Review

The participants reviewed a spy satellite shoot-down operation. Using photographs and charts, Admiral Hicks and others described the… read more

The participants reviewed a spy satellite shoot-down operation. Using photographs and charts, Admiral Hicks and others described the February 20, 2008 destruction of a non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office satellite. The satellite, traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, was destroyed by a single tactical missile launched from the naval missile cruiser USS Lake Erie stationed in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Hawaii. Admiral Hicks and others responded to audience members' questions. 

“Reviewing the Satellite Shoot-Down” was a program at the 2008 Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. close

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Program ID:
204354-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 21, 2008

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  • Mar 20, 2008 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 2008 | 4:28am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 2008 | 11:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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