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Reader riposte: Tests and rumours of tests


Sam Roggeveen


9 September 2008 08:35

Put down your umbrellas. It seems we're not going to be showered with space debris from another Chinese anti-satellite test just yet. I reported the Steve Clemons-inspired (and now retracted) rumour yesterday, and today Jeffrey Lewis (Arms Control Wonk) responds to my post:

False alarm.

Although I believe that USA 193 gave China a ready made excuse in the event that it chooses to resume ASAT testing, Steve jumped the gun. There are always rumors about impending Chinese ASAT tests, but I don't have anything specific and credible to report. When I have something solid, you'll see it on my blog.