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Conventional ASAT
American military anti-satellite system. Study 1978. In May 1978, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a priority list of potential Soviet target satellites for the MHV hit-to-kill ASAT then under development.

Status: Study 1978.

The Chiefs also directed that work on begin on a "conventional ASAT", a low-risk alternative system using off-the-shelf technology. This system, employing pellets as its kill mechanism, was intended as a backup in case the MHV ran into technical or cost problems.



Family: anti-satellite, Military, Military anti-satellite system, Star Wars. Country: USA. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 433.

1978 May - .
  • Pentagon issues ASAT target list - . Nation: USA. Spacecraft: Conventional ASAT. The US Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a priority list of potential Soviet target satellites for the MHV hit-to-kill ASAT. The Chiefs also directed that work on begin on a 'conventional ASAT', a low-risk alternative system using off-the-shelf technology..


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