By Eric Micheletti
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Battle mirrors: See mirrors, intercept. battle satellite: A satellitealso called a stationin an SDI system that might house as many as fifty lasers or interceptor missiles for boost-phase intercept. Each satellite could weigh 2,500 kilograms and cost $2 billion. In orbit, any battle satellite would spend only a fraction of its time within range of the missile fields where boost phase could occur. This means that, depending on the lethal range of the particular weapons SDI employed, there would have to be ten to thirty satellites in orbit for every one within range of its targets.
ATA: See advanced test accelerator. ATBM: See antitactical ballistic missile. Page 16 atmosphere: The gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth and is retained by the earth's gravitational field. One-half of this planet's atmosphere lies below an altitude of 3 miles. At 9 miles there is not sufficient oxygen to sustain life. At an altitude of 28 miles, space begins; it is here that rockets must be used. At 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the earth, the forces that act on ballistic missileslift and dragdisappear.
Kinetic-energy weapon (KEW) Ground-based: coorbital interceptor; direct-ascent interceptor. Space-based: noncoorbital interceptor. Page 12 antisimulation: A countermeasure involving the fooling of an adversary's sensors by making a strategic target appear to be a decoy. In one such deception a balloon would be placed around an RV, thereby disguising the warhead. antitactical ballistic missiles (ATBM): Defenses against short-range systems used on the battlefield. Since the ABM Treaty speaks only of strategic missiles, ATBM development is permitted.