antisatellite missile

antisatellite missile

[an·tē′sad·ə‚līt ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile whose target is an orbiting satellite.
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For example, China conducted successful antisatellite missile tests in 2007 and 2014.
NEW YORK - American intelligence agencies had issued reports about the preparations being made by China to conduct an antisatellite missile test but ultimately decided to say nothing to Beijing until after the test, the New York Times reported Monday.
Although the PLA has antisatellite missiles, it is impossible for the PEA to eliminate all such U.
Both the United States and Soviet Union developed a range of antisatellite missiles during the Cold War.
The OTA warned that Soviet nuclear antisatellite missiles could pose a significant threat to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), especially if the system came under attack before it was fully operational.