Saturday, August 04, 2007

New US spy satellite lost in space

05 Aug 2007 10:33a.m.

The US says it has lost contact with a new spy satellite and will let it burn up in the atmosphere.

The National Reconnaissance Office says the satellite is a total loss and will slowly drop from orbit.

The L-21, built by Lockheed Martin at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, was only launched on December 14.