brilliant pebble

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a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles

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Brilliant Pebbles would be small interceptors, a metre in length and weighing about 45 kilograms, that would orbit the earth at an altitude of some 400 kilometres.
This would cost at least 100 times more than brilliant pebbles.
Both the brilliant pebbles and RPV approaches warrant further research and development.
Brilliant Pebbles was a stand-alone space-based constellation of small interceptors primarily focused on boost-phase targets.
Brilliant Pebbles expends small, relatively inexpensive projectiles at moving targets.
34) The Advanced Technology Kill Vehicle program, which used technology developed through Brilliant Pebbles to produce small, lightweight kill vehicles for use in surface based interceptors, died as well.
36) Clementine 11 would have demonstrated SBMD-relevant technologies to quell political concerns about the potential of Brilliant Pebbles technology.
To overcome these problems, the SDI Organization (SDIO) replaced SBI with Brilliant Pebbles (BP).
Because of on-board sensors, Brilliant Pebbles undercut requirements for BSTS and SSTS when it replaced SBI in 1990 and became the principal weapons system in a modified SDS phase I architecture.
Her owner-breeder Sheikh Marwan-one of the lesser-known Maktoums-has averaged five horses a season with Brittain since the trainer struck with the brilliant Pebbles at the 1985 Breeders' Cup.
Prior to that he was a program manager at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, spending time in the Physics and Space Technology Directorate and the Peacemaker, Brilliant Pebbles and Laser Programs.
Previously, Payne was program development manager for TRW's Brilliant Pebbles program, part of the proposed "Star Wars" missile defense system, the technology precursor to Teledesic's distributed low-Earth-orbit architectural design.
Clive Brittain had notable successes with the brilliant Pebbles and Sayyedati over this distance and Air Express (3.
Coupled with increased funding on the Brilliant Pebbles program for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and successful flight tests for a variety of tactical missile programs, we're building a solid foundation for the future," Augustine said.
The company currently is active in several SDI programs, including the Space Based Interceptor, Brilliant Pebbles, Brilliant Eyes and the Exoatmospheric/Endoatmospheric Interceptor.