exo-atmospheric

exo-atmospheric

Beyond the atmosphere. The height of the exo-atmosphere is not defined.
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In a statement released on July 28, the MDA said, "The Arrow-3 interceptor successfully demonstrated an engagement capability against the exo-atmospheric target during the test.
The Pentagon assessed: "China is working to develop ballistic missile defences consisting of kinetic-energy exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interceptors.
The May test demonstrated the capabilities of the new CE-II Block I Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle and a new three-stage booster rocket.
Indian pursuit of BMD system is intended as wholesome system catering for all ranges of ballistic missiles, but initially New Dehli has tested endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric weapon systems.
Budgetary concerns are now driving a debate about whether to continue production of the exo-atmospheric kill vehicle (EKV), an essential component of modern missile defense.
"The Arrow III interceptor successfully launched and flew an exo-atmospheric trajectory through space," Israel's Defence Ministry said in a statement.
funding of the Arrow III exo-atmospheric interceptor, to be fielded in 2015, will provide Washington with key insights into the development of a system that, according to senior U.S.
"The Arrow 3 is the upper tier for exo-atmospheric interceptions to provide the state of Israel additional opportunities for interception of incoming missiles from Iran or elsewhere".
"The Arrow 3 is the upper tier for exo-atmospheric interceptions to provide the state of Israel additional opportunities for interception of incoming missiles from Iran or elsewhere." Israel, along with the United States and much of the West, believes Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon, something Tehran strongly denies.
Two launch sites with long-range 51T6 (NATO: SH-11 Gorgon) exo-atmospheric interceptor missiles were deactivated in 2007 as the missiles became obsolete.
"While the interceptor designed for endo-atmospheric condition (up to 30 km altitude) is a seven-meter long and single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator under command by the data uplinked from sophisticated ground based radars, the interceptor designed for exo-atmospheric condition is a two stage missile," sources said.