Comments:Disabled U.S. spy satellite to fall to Earth

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Well done...[edit]

A round of aplause for the US military on this one. Whilst these things happen, it should have double or even triple redundacy to leave something availible to power it away from the planet, or at least point it at mid-Atlantic. Can you imagine if this had been one of these nuclear satelites that are supposedly a possinility in the not-too-distant future? That said, thankfuly I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to develop the technology - but these days, who knows... Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:25, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Why is a nuclear powered satellite a stupid idea? Spacehusky 22:30, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Because we can't guarantee the crap from it will stay in sapce, as this article proves. Also, going by percentages, space travel remains probably the most dangerous form of transport (although road may have a claim). Can you begin to imagine if a rocket carrying a nuclear satelite exploded? Perfect conditions to spread radioactive waste everywhere. I guess I'm open to suggestions, but ATM it's a no from me. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 07:25, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
They're coming to get you Barbara.... Morrre brainssss! Shane.Bell 08:16, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
NASA has launched nuclear powered space probes. (Voyager i think, probably some others). Bawolff 09:16, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
You're probably too young to remember SkyLab. :P --Brian McNeil / talk 09:07, 28 January 2008 (UTC)