Satellite Shoot-Down Watch, Day 2: We have video

Fresh from the yawing jaws of the Pentagon comes this sexy infrared vid of a badly behaved satellite getting it's comeuppance:

Interesting that the missile was armed with a kinetic warhead, basically a solid mass that doesn't actually explode. It just uses the massive energy of the missiles speed to shatter its target.

Anyways, looks like a success for the USA on this one. Too bad the Chinese and Russians are being all cranky about it. Blah, blah, blah, weaponization of space. What, you'd rather have a flaming mini-van sized satellite chock full of toxic rocket fuel crash into earth? Lame, China. Lame. And at least the USA told you about the missile launch, as opposed to your little stunt last year.