Exposure: 10 seconds, f/3.5
Film: Fujicolor 100 color print
Lens: Tamaron 28mm-200mm .
Location: Winchester Canyon Road, Goleta, CA.
Star Wars - the fight goes on!
This was the second launch to test the National Missile Defense Program initially proposed by Ronald Reagan. The first launch on October 2, 1999 produced a succesful intercept and spectacular launch.
Low clouds on launch date produced poor viewing. The intercept itself was a failure as the Kill Vehicle (KV) launched downrange in the south Pacific, failed to intercept the Minuteman II package. The fate of the program?