The Resource Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles

Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles

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Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles
Title
Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles
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eng
Summary
In the summer of 1989, the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) initiated studies to identify the best spacebased weapon concept, and in February 1990 it announced that Brilliant Pebbles was replacing the Space-Based Interceptor. The Brilliant Pebbles concept consists of several thousand interceptors orbiting the earth with the capability to detect and destroy targets by smashing into them at high speed. Each interceptor will be housed in a lifejacket that will provide, among other things, communications and the necessary on-orbit protection. SDIO has established two concurrent Brilliant Pebbles research and development programs to enable the President to make a decision not later than the summer of 1993 on deployment of strategic defenses. Both programs are part of the demonstration and validation phase, which precedes full-scale development. One program consists of a series of flight and underground tests to demonstrate that Brilliant Pebbles technology can intercept ballistic missiles and survive in wartime conditions
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DTICE
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Strategic defense initiative
  • Antimissile defense systems
  • Interceptor spacecraft
  • Guided missiles
  • Orbits
  • Detection
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Validation
  • Weapon systems
  • Interception
  • Destruction
  • Flight
  • Protection
  • Interceptors
  • Space weapons
  • Summer
  • Collisions
  • Underground
  • Space based
  • Test and evaluation
  • Velocity
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adult
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Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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23 x 29 cm
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31 pages
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electronic
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227770997
  • (OCoLC)ocn227770997
Label
Strategic Defense Initiative: Need to Examine Concurrency in Development of Brilliant Pebbles
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
31 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227770997
  • (OCoLC)ocn227770997

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