Science: Satellite Countermeasures

A pet project of Space-Flight Prophet Wernher von Braun and his disciples is the creation of an artificial satellite revolving in an orbit 1,000 miles above the earth. Such a satellite would circle the globe every two hours, peeking behind all frontiers. If the nation that operated the satellite felt a need for military action, Von Braun's followers say, it could pulverize any other nation with atom-armed guided missiles shot down from space.

Last week a powerful argument against the military value of such a satellite station was presented at a Manhattan meeting of the American Rocket Society. Said London-born Physics Professor...

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