Re: Vandenberg AFB Missile Launch

From: Amaury Jacquot (sxpert@esitcom.org)
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 07:54:48 EST

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    On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 13:22, Brian Webb wrote:
    > Hi All:
    > 
    > Be advised that a modified Minuteman II missile will be launched from
    > Vandenberg AFB on California's central coast several hours from now.
    > 
    > The vehicle is scheduled to leave northwest Vandenberg on Wednesday morning,
    > December 11 at 00:01 PST (right after midnight), the start of a four-hour
    > launch window. This translates to DEC 11 08:01 to 12:01 UTC.
    > 
    > Following launch, the vehicle will fly a ballistic trajectory and send an
    > unarmed warhead and decoys to the central Pacific as part of a missile
    > defense test. Several minutes later, an interceptor launched from the
    > Marshall Islands will attempt to kill the warhead.
    
    That will fail, as usual, and cost some more billions in another
    prototype, that will also fail ;-)
    
    That missile thigie is doomed....
    
    > 
    > Brian Webb
    > 
    > 
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