Combating satellite terrorism, DIY style

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 10:44 AM EST

While their actual targets are classified, Space CHOP teams use common hardware to find ways to disrupt communications satellites.

Itís a mission MacGyver would love. Three or four times a year, small groups of junior officers gather at an Air Force Research Laboratory facility in New Mexico and try to figure out how to take down an American satellite using nothing more than sweet talk and off-the-shelf gear.

At Popular Mechanics.

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