Message posted by Wiry (Member since 11/06/2021) on February 03, 2023 at 16:05:27 PST:
Just curious about"shooting down the Chinese balloon. If it descends to 60KFT, then well ok. If it ascends to 80KFT or higher, what weapon do you suggest is going to do the job? If you say AIM-120, then figure out the geometry, e.g. how far way, look angle, launch profile that would support the engagement.
If it ascends even higher +100KFT, then I think it is considered by the informal Space Treaty we have with others as a recon satellite. So, if you attack their asset at that altitude, then our friends maybe would say, gee, if you can attack our platform, then your LEO assets are now game.FWIW
In Reply to: Chinese balloon posted by Mark on February 02, 2023 at 17:30:08 PST:
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