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Zenith Star

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US SDI Experiment project
in internet wrong labeled ALPHA Laser
because Zenith Star use the Alpha Laser technology, who gets its energy from a chemical reaction.

the laser beam is obtains by mixing hydrogen and fluoride to form hydrogen fluoride molecules.
this is vented in to space as laser cooling

weighed 39.4 metric tons,
to be launched at one time by a Barbarian launch vehicle
or in two elements aboard a Titan 4 around 1995

Test include the Laser shooting on test targets, test of sensors and targeting systems.

if the test had be a success a advance version had be deployed after year 2000
 

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Zenith Star: A Structural Control Challenge
L. A. Morine
Martin Marietta Aerospace Group
Denver, Colorado
3rd Annual NASA/DOD CSI Conference
San Diego, California
January 29 - February 2, 1989

http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19900011748
 

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A diagram of Zenith Star based on numerous sources. This is a first cut of a diagram that may or may not appear in a book idea I've been pondering on the various vehicles and weapons of the Star Wars/SDI/BMD programs. If it comes out, it'll be a good long while. But the diagram as it currently stands is available in high rez (and as a DXF) over HERE... at least for another week or two.
 

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Might make an interesting field trip. The mirror has been in their possession for some time, perhaps photos could be arranged.


https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=25c15ad336bb8715014a89c3d444ffa9&_cview=0
 

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I'd be very interested in an APR-style look at SDI concepts. I *do* strongly prefer the Magcloud print version, if that counts any.
 

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