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    How's that Hopey Changey thing workin'? C.Puffs's Avatar
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    Somewhat related:

    US Newest Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated in Launch Vehicle Payload Fairing


    "The second Lockheed Martin built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft was encapsulated into its payload fairing March 4 in preparation for a March 19 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

    SBIRS GEO-2, the most technologically advanced infrared surveillance satellite, will enhance the nation's missile warning capabilities and simultaneously improve the missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness mission areas."

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/US...iring_999.html

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    Excellent; many thanks, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt-Col A. Tack View Post
    Excellent; many thanks, sir.
    looks nice
    so, can it intercept high velocity targets, not just orbital?

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    @1:50

    Soundtrack from Danny Boyle's movie "Sunshine" - "Surface of The Sun"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ordR7PDWoYc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stasi View Post
    looks nice
    so, can it intercept high velocity targets, not just orbital?
    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    What are you talking about?
    I asked this because on your video it seems to connect with an orbital target, not a ballistic one.

    Well, I'm sure it can handle ICBMs, so never mind.

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    Whoever came up with the idea of creating a SM-6 plant only is a genius. Can't wait to see it going full-force. Now we just need one dedicated for THAAD.

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    What are we looking at there with the "Aegis ashore deckhouse"? Testing facility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonC View Post
    Whoever came up with the idea of creating a SM-6 plant only is a genius. Can't wait to see it going full-force. Now we just need one dedicated for THAAD.
    Those are SM-3s not SM-6s there at 0:18. As for THAAD:

    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/new...ONNEWTHAA.html

    "TROY, AL, May 29th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin broke ground today in Troy, Ala. on a new production facility for the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System that will eventually provide additional jobs for Pike County residents. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the final assembly site for the $4.1 billion THAAD Weapon System, which is slated to have First Unit Equipped with U.S. forces in 2007. "

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