From launch to kaboom, here’s the video of the missile test that launched a 1,000 smiles

Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) offers Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and  is scheduled to present Aegis Combat System Engineering course on July 15-17, 2014 in Laurel, MD.  We think the news below would be of interest to our readers. On Sunday, a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead launched from […]
Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) offers Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and  is scheduled to present Aegis Combat System Engineering course on July 15-17, 2014 in Laurel, MD.  We think the news below would be of interest to our readers. On Sunday, a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead launched from the Marshall Islands. View video. The EKV is supposed to detach, detect and destroy the incoming threat by flying into space and striking the target missile at velocities approaching 22,000 mph. The EKV that was tested on Sunday–the first test since 2008–is called the CE-II, and was designed to correct flaws with the earlier iteration, the CE-I.

In Sunday’s test, MDA officials said all components appear to have performed as designed.


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NASA launches Aquarius/SAC-D from Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 10, 2011

Aquarius will measure salinity by sensing thermal microwave emissions from the water’s surface with three microwave instruments called radiometers. When other environmental factors are equal, these emissions indicate the saltiness of surface water. A microwave radar scatterometer instrument will measure ocean waves that affect the precision of the salinity measurement. Because salinity levels in the […]
Aquarius will measure salinity by sensing thermal microwave emissions from the water’s surface with three microwave instruments called radiometers. When other environmental factors are equal, these emissions indicate the saltiness of surface water. A microwave radar scatterometer instrument will measure ocean waves that affect the precision of the salinity measurement. Because salinity levels in the open ocean vary by only about five parts per thousand, Aquarius will be able to detect changes as small as approximately two parts per 10,000, equivalent to about one-eighth of a teaspoon of salt in a gallon of water.


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