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Space war would leave destructive legacy

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If war ever breaks out in space it’s not the loss of individual satellites that will do the damage, but the debris this produces. It will stay in orbit and go on harming satellites for decades, according to two studies presented at the American Physical Society meeting in St Louis, Missouri, last week. A commission chartered by the US Congress in 2000 warned that the US military’s dependence on satellites would mean a space attack could be crippling. Last year, China heightened fears of a space war by testing an anti-satellite weapon,