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Star Wars research: test firing of a railgun (Electromagnetic Launcher) at Maxwell Laboratories Inc. San Diego, California, as part of the U. S. Government's research programme into space-based weapons capable of intercepting ballistic missiles electromagnetism to accelerate a projectile towards its target, as opposed to rifles or rockets which use chemical energy as a propellant. Here, a 0.
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