Artwork of space laser for Star Wars programme.

Artwork of space laser for Star Wars programme.

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Credit: U.S. DEPT OF DEFENSE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artist's impression of a space-based laser planned as part of the American government's "Star Wars" programme, officially known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). The laser would be able to intercept ballistic missiles during their "boost phase" when they are still being propelled by their launch rockets and therefore before they can deploy their warheads and decoys. Since such a laser could penetrate the Earth's atmosphere, this type of system could also be used to destroy "airbreathing" missiles and aircraft.

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Keywords: as sdi weapon, combat, laser, program, programme, space, star war, wars

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