ABSTRACT

Shooting Down a 'Star': Program 437, the US Nuclear ASAT System and Present-Day Copycat Killers   [open pdf - 6MB]

This paper discusses nuclear armed anti-satellite (ASAT) technology. It covers the history behind the technology as well as modern day advancements. Additionally, it provides a discussion on states that are developing/refining nuclear and ASAT technology and how they present a potential threat to U.S. security. States reviewed include China, North Korea, Iran, and India.

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2000-04
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Public Domain
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College of Aerospace Doctrine Research and Education, CADRE Paper No. 6
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