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Particle Population in Saturn's Magnetosphere

Historic Test Off Hawaii's Coast

A Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) is launched from the Japanese AEGIS Destroyer JS Kongo enroute to an intercept of a target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii December 17, 2007. FTM-1 was the first time that a Japanese ship was designated to launch the interceptor missile, a major milestone in the growing cooperation between Japan and the U.S.

For additional images: http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/html/nmdimg.html#sbased.ANC
For video: http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/html/video.html (scroll down to "Sea Based Midcourse Intercept Tests")

Credit: U.S. Navy Photos

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