TO: Marilyn Martin
RE: "U.S. DOWNS TEST MISSILE WITH NEW INTERCEPTOR"
Thanks for the interesting article. It would have been nice to know such things as the in-coming missile's velocity, its angle of reentry, the velocity and acceleration of the interceptor missile, and the height at which the interception occurred. But I suppose that information is classified.
That kind of thing is harder than you might think. For an excellent description of a missile intercept, read the last part of Tom Clancy's novel "The Bear and the Dragon." I suppose that a person who is well-versed in missile-interception technology might find fault with it, but I thought it was pretty good.
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