posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 10:32 PM
At what point is it known that a missle is Successful?
A missle takes off
Reaches planned altitude and navigates toward target
Drops down, strikes target and explodes
To me its similar to the theory of firering a bullet from a gun.
As soon as its left the chamber, gone through the barrel and is on its way, 99% of the time it will hit the target it is heading for.
People say nkorea's missle tests FAILED.
They managed to lift off, gain altitutde, navigate
then they jsut dropped outta the sky?
Couldnt the Nkoreans of realised
"Hey, it lifted off, it navigated in the correct direction all we need to know now is wether it will drop where we say, and if the explosion will
So why make it stay in flight for hours on end ? as soon as it reaches altitutde, travels for a few minutes in the right direction, make sure it will
drop when required.
You can test the explosion part back home. No need to send a missle its entire distance to test it?
Am I way off the mark, or could this be possible?
A failed test in my mind is if it FAILS to lift off, if it spins out of control madly while in flight, or wether it doesnt drop when asked too.
Seems to me it did all three succesfully.