Encyclopedia Astronautica
SPIKE


American military anti-satellite system. Study 1975. Project SPIKE was a 1970's suborbital conventional warhead ASAT air-launched from an F-106 interceptor. Considerable work was done from the early 1970s under the Missile and Space Defense Program.

Research centered on the miniature homing vehicle (MHV) with nonnuclear kill capability. It seems to have lead to the 1980's F-15 launched ASAT of the same concept.

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  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

Bibliography
  • Federation of American Scientists Web Site, Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Peebles, Curtis, Battle for Space, Bookthrift, 1987.

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