Effects of impulsive deflections on ballistic missile trajectories.

by Irwin Blumenthal


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A mathematical analysis of the sensitivity of long-range ballistic missiles to deflection from an assigned target by an accelerating impulse applied during the free-flight phase. The quantitative relationship between the accelerating impulse and the target deflection is determined and is shown to depend on the original trajectory and the point in space where the impulse occurs.

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