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Official Department of Defense Photograph, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
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On September 6, 1985, the first laser lethality test was conducted for the Strategic Defense Initiative on the High Energy Laser System Test Facility (HELSTF) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. A full-scale static test was conducted to validate our technical understanding of the laser vunerability of liquid propellant ballistic missile systems. On September 6, 1985, the first laser lethality test was conducted for the Strategic Defense Initiative on the High Energy Laser System Test Facility (HELSTF) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. A full-scale static test was conducted to validate our technical understanding of the laser vunerability of liquid propellant ballistic missile systems.

Photo date: 
September 6, 1985
Original format: 
1 photographic print (color; 8 x 10 inches)
Person(s): 
Laser