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On Track: Precise Method Of Locating Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles And Other Space Targets

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September 20, 2000
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Office Of Naval Research
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Using signals from GPS satellites, an ONR-funded researcher has developed a much more precise method of locating intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and other exo-atmospheric (space) targets.

Using signals from GPS satellites, an ONR-funded researcher has developed a much more precise method of locating intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and other exo-atmospheric (space) targets. Electromagnetic signals from space are bent by the atmosphere much the same way light is bent when it passes through water. Existing tracking methods use climatological data to deduce the amount of bending the signal should incur due to air moisture and temperature.


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Office Of Naval Research. "On Track: Precise Method Of Locating Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles And Other Space Targets." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 September 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212548.htm>.
Office Of Naval Research. (2000, September 20). On Track: Precise Method Of Locating Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles And Other Space Targets. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212548.htm
Office Of Naval Research. "On Track: Precise Method Of Locating Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles And Other Space Targets." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212548.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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