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The U.S. Navy likely will make its first attempt to shoot down a faulty spy satellite Wednesday night.

The U.S. government issued a formal notice warning ships and planes to stay clear of a large area of the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii.

The notice says the two- and-a-half hour window begins 2:30 a.m. Thursday Greenwich Mean Time, which is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on the East Coast, and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hawaii. Read full article »

CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre contributed to this report.

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