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Old November 17 2012, 09:24 AM   #360
Byeman
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Re: Envisioning the world of 2100

gturner wrote: View Post

1. The Polaris, Minuteman, and other missiles have ports on the forward dome that operate explosively within about 2 milliseconds,

2, The Shuttle SRB's thrust termination system comes from the Minuteman research, and sounds very similar, consisting of six shaped charges in the upper dome of the casing. .
1. Not the Minuteman III or Tridents. The missile systems using that method have been retired long ago.

2. There is no such system on the shuttle. It never was implemented.
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