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[Air & Space Magazine] The F-15 That Shot Down a Satellite, NASA's Lost and Found Spacecraft, and More in Our March Newsletter

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The F-15 That Shot Down a Satellite, NASA's Lost and Found Spacecraft, and More in Our March Newsletter
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Air & Space Magazine Air & Space    MARCH 2018

Space Ace

The only time an airplane ever shot down a satellite.

Why the F-15? Two words: power and performance. With thrust greater than weight, the fighter can climb vertically. Here, an F-15A fires two flares over Florida in 2004. (USAF (USAF/Paul Reynolds)
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