Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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So it seems that the missile with which they're planning on shooting down that maverick spy satellite doesn't have an explosive warhead. Maybe explosions in space don't work very well? Instead, it's got a solid warhead that must hit its target directly and destroy it with kinetic energy. It's said to be the equivalent of a 10-ton truck traveling 600 miles per hour. The comments at the link speculate whether it's made of tungsten or DU. Sound familiar? Only it's going up, not coming down.

It's a --

-- wait for it --

-- a Rod from DoD.
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