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Originally posted by wildespace
Just found this in my Facebook feed:
Russian Scientist Proposes Satan Missiles to Fight Asteroid Threats
Russia can use Soviet-era SS-18 Satan heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles to destroy celestial bodies posing a threat to Earth, a Russian scientist said on Sunday, four months after a powerful meteor struck Russia’s Urals region.
“Carrier rockets created on the basis of intercontinental ballistic missiles like Voyevoda [the Soviet name of Satan missiles], which use standard liquid fuel based on hydrazine, are well-suited for fighting suddenly discovered small [space] objects,” said Sabit Saitgarayev, a senior researcher at the State Rocket Design Center in the city of Miass in the Chelyabinsk Region.
Satan missiles can be used for destroying small space objects with a diameter of up to 100 meters threatening the Earth, if the missile is equipped with the third stage. If reequipped with a booster, the missile will be able to destroy space objects five-six hours before their collision with the Earth, he said.
Full story: russianspacenews.com...
Russians are curently using similar intercontinental ballistic missiles, Topol, to launch satellites into orbit. Good peace-time use of the monsters made to kill.
edit on 24-6-2013 by wildespace because: (no reason given)