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  Intercontinental ballistic missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Strategic missile systems are thought to use custom integrated circuits designed to calculate navigational differential equations thousands to millions of times per second in order to reduce navigational errors caused by calculation alone.
The Missile Badge is presented to commissioned officers while the Space and Missile Pin is awarded to silo ground and support personnel.
Each submarine is equipped with a complement of 24 Trident missiles, eight with Trident I missiles, and ten with Trident II missiles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intercontinental_ballistic_missile   (1880 words)

  
 Station Information - Minuteman missile
The Minuteman I and II were United States nuclear missiles (ICBMs) in service from 1960 until 1997.
The Minuteman had two innovations that gave it a long practical service life: a solid rocket booster, and a digital flight computer.
The Minuteman program was economically crucial to the development of integrated circuits.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/minuteman_missile.html   (401 words)

  
 WEAPON SYSTEM DESCRIPTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Each missile is equipped with an onboard guidance-control computer which is capable of quick transition from an in-place silo monitoring mode to a flight control mode.
Minuteman History shows the major milestones in the five decades of the Minuteman program from the concept development in the 1950s through continual updates and partial deactivation in the 1990s.
The Minuteman (MM) III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) force is deployed in silos dispersed at Wing I, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Wing III, Minot AFB, North Dakota, Wing V, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, and Wing VI, Grand Forks AFB.
www.hill.af.mil /icbm/lmpage/lmpages/lme/weapsysdesc.html   (410 words)

  
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The L indicates that the missile is silo-launched; the G indicates that it is designed to attack surface targets; and the M indicates that it is a
The Minuteman I and II were in service from 1960 until 1997.
Guidance computer from a Minuteman III missile, on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC The author Thomas Pynchon worked as a technical writer for the field support unit for the Minuteman missile, something that is probably reflected in the narrative of his novels
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/LGM-30_Minuteman   (766 words)

  
 Disarmament Specialists Hudson, Gilbert, Platte Damaged Minuteman Missile Silo BONNIE URFER 6nov02
Missiles are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables.
Both the missile and basing components incorporated significant advances beyond the relatively slow-reacting, liquid-fueled, remotely-controlled intercontinental ballistic missiles of the previous generation.
Minuteman's maintenance concept capitalizes on high reliability and a "remove and replace" approach to achieve a near 100 percent alert rate.
mindfully.org /Nucs/2002/Minuteman-Disarmament-Specialists6nov02.htm   (1168 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Pentagon tests missile defense technology with launch from Vandenberg and fails
Instead, the results of Saturday's$100 million test marked the second failure in a row for the missile-defensesystem and gave critics of the effort new ammunition in their claims thatthe NMD is wasteful, not necessary and ineffective in its ability to protectAmericans from missile attacks.
As part of the test, the Minuteman 2 was to deploy an inflatedmylar balloon that would act as decoy for the "kill vehicle" being sentto destroy the missile.
In addition, the criticscontend that the missile tests, even if they do work, do not accuratelyreflect the real-life conditions that would be faced if the United Stateswere attacked.
space.com /missionlaunches/launches/missile_launch_fails_000708.html   (1143 words)

  
 The Minuteman Rocket
Unlike the first ICBMs, which used liquid propellants and were time-consuming to prepare for launch, the Minuteman was a solid-propellant missile ready for instant response.
The original Minuteman was superseded by improved Minuteman II and Minuteman III missiles.
ecause the Minuteman is based underground and its lower casing has an ablative layer of cork--an organic material susceptible to fungus and decay--it has been treated with a fungicide, which accounts for the missile's green color.
www.nasm.si.edu /GALLERIES/GAL114/SpaceRace/sec200/sec272.htm   (153 words)

  
 Minuteman Turns 40--March 2001
Minuteman was to have an all-inertial guidance system and be launched from hardened, widely dispersed underground silos.
The missile is almost 60 feet long, has a range of more than 7,000 miles, a speed of 15,000 mph, and a ceiling of 700 miles.
Minuteman held that distinction until the first deployment in the 1980s of the 10-warhead Peacekeeper.
www.afa.org /magazine/March2001/0301minute_print.html   (1862 words)

  
 Minuteman Missle National Historic Site -- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic ...
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in western South Dakota is one of the Nation's newest national park areas.
Known as missileers, these young men and women had the ability to launch 150 Minuteman II missiles, a small fraction of the 1,000 ICBMs that were once deployed in the upper Great Plains.
Each "flight" of missiles was controlled and protected by a launch control facility from which security police closely monitored and controlled access to 10 missile silos (Delta 1 and Delta 9 are now protected as part of the park) and the launch control center.
www.cr.nps.gov /nR/travel/aviation/min.htm   (617 words)

  
 Boeing: History -- Jets and Rockets Take Off - Minuteman
Minuteman missile systems, operated by the Air Force Combat Command, are long-range, solid-fuel, three-stage, intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying single or multiple nuclear warheads.
By April 1967, 1,000 Minuteman missiles were operational and installed in six sites across the country.
Minuteman II, first launched in 1964, was capable of striking from six to eight targets with far greater accuracy than its predecessor.
www.boeing.com /history/boeing/minuteman.html   (206 words)

  
 Minuteman missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Minuteman III entered service in 1978 and is still in use.
One program, the SNARK supersonic cruise missile, had already failed to produce such a system.
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 Minuteman Missile NHS: History
Dispersed in underground silos throughout the central United States, Minuteman missiles were inconspicuous, silent sentinels on the Nation's rural landscape.
Among the Minuteman sites to be deactivated were the 150 missile silos and 15 launch control facilities of the 44th Missile Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) in South Dakota.
Missile crews from 90th Logistics Group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, many of whom were based at Ellsworth during the Cold War, assisted in the installation of the training missile.
www.nps.gov /mimi/history/srs/intro.htm   (1974 words)

  
 The Minuteman National Missile Defense Option
A national missile defense system that uses a modified Minuteman missile as its interceptor could be deployed sooner than any other currently proposed option, should the need arise.
The Minuteman KKV appears to be designed with adequate performance to home on and kill RVs of a certain size and temperature, but available information about the KKV's specifications is not sufficiently detailed to conclude that it has adequate performance against all rogue-nation RVs.
The rogue-nation threat assumes that the threat missile has a minimum-energy trajectory and that the RV is spin stabilized.
www.rand.org /publications/RB/RB47   (1548 words)

  
 Minuteman Missile Silo Under Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike earlier aboveground ICBM facilities, all 1,000 Minuteman silos were designed to survive anything but a direct hit.
Inserted into each silo was a 62 foot (18.9 meter) reinforced steel liner that was subsequently covered by poured concrete, forming the external silo wall.
The missiles were then inserted into the liner and the silos covered by a heavy steel and concrete door.
www.brook.edu /dybdocroot/fp/projects/nucwcost/SILO.HTM   (84 words)

  
 Minuteman missile --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Missiles (see rocket and missile system), which are unpiloted, rocket- or jet-powered delivery systems for munitions, have assumed an important role in military strategy and tactics.
It is jokingly said that these missiles have upset not only the art of warfare but even the time-honored sequence of orders.
A ballistic missile is also aimed at its target but is guided only during the brief powered phase of its flight.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9052904?tocId=9052904   (787 words)

  
 Minuteman Missile National Historic Site - ESD Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In an article entitled National Park Service to turn nuclear missile silo into Cold War historic site, Chet Brokaw of the Associated Press reported that a former nuclear missile silo was given over to the National Park Service for conversion to an historic site.
For almost 30 years, Delta Nine, an 80-foot concrete hole on the edge of Badlands National Park, housed a Minuteman II missile that could deliver a nuclear weapon to a Soviet target in 30 minutes or less.
The missile's removal resulted from signing of an arms reduction treaty with Russia in 1991.
www.esdjournal.com /articles/minuteman.htm   (209 words)

  
 Yorkshire CND - Minuteman 3 missile to launch - 10/6/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the first time on a routine intercontinental ballistic missile test, the 576th Flight Test Squadron completed all of the maintenance work to ready the weapon for blastoff, officials said.
Minot still sent six missile combat crew members who have pulled alerts to monitor the missile and will turn the keys for the weapon's launch over night.
The missile and its dummy warheads are set to launch during a six-hour window opening at 1:01 a.m.
cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/bmd/minutemanlaunch03.htm   (766 words)

  
 Boeing LGM-30 Minuteman
The Minuteman IA missile was somewhat limited in firepower (its W-59 warhead had a yield of 1.2 MT) when compared to the contemporary SM-65/CGM-16 Atlas and SM-68/HGM-25 Titan missiles.
The Minuteman II initially experienced a lot of reliability problems with its new guidance unit, because soild-state electronics were very new at the time, but the problems were eventually solved.
The LGM-30G Minuteman III was an improved LGM-30F with a new enlarged third stage (with the same diameter as the second stage), using an Aerojet SR73-AJ-1 motor, and a radically new warhead section.
www.designation-systems.net /dusrm/m-30.html   (1542 words)

  
 Warren AFB Minuteman Missile Site Coordinates
These were all replaced by Minuteman IIIs by January 26 1975, and 50 of them (flights P through T) were converted between 1986 and December 30 1988 to the only deployment of Peacekeeper missiles.
This leaves Warren with 150 Minuteman III missiles and 50 Peacekeeper missiles (though the Peacekeeper has begun to be retired as of October 1 2002).
Minuteman III I-2 Over 1/2 mile south of I-80, about 4 miles west of Nebraska exit 69, a little tough to spot at that distance.
w3.uwyo.edu /~jimkirk/warren-mm.html   (3384 words)

  
 Minuteman Missile Site Coordinates
Minuteman I was known as SM-80, LGM30A/B, and HSM-80A/B. Minuteman II was known as LGM-30F.
A retrospective of Minuteman on its 40th birthday is at http://www.afa.org/magazine/March2001/0301minute_print.html.
Minuteman missiles on display, courtesy of a list from Rusty Barton posted to the missile_talk group on Yahoo (his web site lists these and has photos, at http://www.geocities.com/minuteman_missile/displays.htm.
w3.uwyo.edu /~jimkirk/minuteman.html   (2448 words)

  
 Cold War Memories
The unassuming face of Minuteman missile facilities: nondescript surface buildings of Delta One (left) [LARGER IMAGE] beneath which launch crews manned a subterranean capsule controlling ten missiles; launch facility (silo) Delta Nine is marked only by a fenced enclosure scarcely noticeable against the Badlands in the background (right).
The story of the Minuteman missile system and the creation of this new historic site is the story of the Cold War itself.
As for Ellsworth, the first missile was removed from its silo in December 1991, and on July 4, 1994 the 44th Missile Wing was deactivated; except for Delta One and Delta Nine, the facilities have all been destroyed.
www.archaeology.org /online/features/icbm   (1603 words)

  
 Yorkshire CND - Minuteman 2 missile launch delayed - 29/11/01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saturday's test, in which a missile interceptor is fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands to chase down an intercontinental-range missile carrying a mock nuclear warhead, will be the first since July.
When an incoming enemy missile and the EKV collide, each traveling at approximately 20,000 feet per second or more than 13,000 mph, the force produced is enough to destroy the enemy missile.
Missile launches typically aim for liftoff shortly after the launch window opens, with the remaining time kept to accommodate any weather or technical delays either at Vandenberg or downrange.
cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/bmd/bmdtest.htm   (2873 words)

  
 Boeing LGM-25A Minuteman I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BOEING LGM-30A "MINUTEMAN I" The Minuteman I, formally known as the SM-80, was a second generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) using solid propellents rather than liquid fuels.
The success of the Minuteman program permitted the phasing-out of liquid-fueled Atlas and Titan I ICBMs in the mid-1960s.
Eventually, operational Minuteman I and II ICBMs were dispersed at six USAF bases in the central and northern plains states.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/outdoor/od6.htm   (229 words)

  
 Johnson Testifies in Support of His Bill to Establish Minuteman Missile Facilities As National Historic Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Johnson's bill, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Act of 1999, has already passed the Senate and now awaits action in the House.
Johnson said he strongly supports the preservation of a portion of the Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile system because of its unique role in the history of our country.
With the end of the Cold War, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) required the deactivation of the Nation's entire Minuteman II force, including the 150 missile silos and 15 launch control facilities of the 44th Missile Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.
johnson.senate.gov /~johnson/releases/199909/1999B02B50.html   (524 words)

  
 Minuteman missile silo destroyed
So it was a day of celebration for Burnez on Monday when the last of the nation's workable Minuteman II missile silos was destroyed, and he brought his wife and six children to watch.
The silo was the last of 150 in Missouri that once contained Minuteman II missiles aimed at targets in the Soviet Union.
But these days these missiles are aimed at the sea rather than Russian cities, said Capt. Mike Busch, who helped run the Minuteman II launch program.
www.th-record.com /1997/12-17-97/minute.htm   (368 words)

  
 Minuteman Missile National Historic Site - Planning - US-Parks.com
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is one of the nation's newest national park areas.
Minuteman Missile NHS consists of two significant Cold War sites, a Launch Control Facility (Delta-01) and a missile silo complex (Delta-09).
The facilities represent the only remaining intact components of a nuclear missile field that consisted of 150 Minuteman II missiles, 15 launch control centers, and covered over 13,500 square miles of southwestern South Dakota.
www.us-parks.com /minuteman_missile/planning.html   (335 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Malmstrom Air Force Base, United States (Miscellaneous U.S. Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During World War II, it was the takeoff point for Soviet-bound lend-lease materiel; after the war it was a training base for crews in the Berlin Airlift.
The now-dissolved Strategic Air Command (SAC) assumed command in 1954; SAC's first Minuteman missile wing was established there in 1961.
The missile complex adjoining the base is one of the largest in the world.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Malmstro.html   (203 words)

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