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Nike Zeus 3

American anti-ballistic missile. Three stage vehicle consisting of 1 x TX-135 + 1 x TX-238 + 1 x TX-239

Maximum range: 400 km (240 mi).

Gross mass: 10,300 kg (22,700 lb).
Height: 14.60 m (47.90 ft).
Diameter: 0.91 m (2.98 ft).
Thrust: 2,002.00 kN (450,067 lbf).
Apogee: 280 km (170 mi).

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See also
  • Nike Zeus First anti-ballistic missile tested by US. Protoypes were deployed operationally from the mid-Pacific test base as nuclear-tipped ASAT missiles. Follow-on Spartan system deployed very briefly in 1970's. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Stages
  • Nike Zeus-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded mass 5,000 kg. Thrust 2,000.00 kN. More...

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