Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle theory

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Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle theory

As with the other theories concerning what function the Russian convoy has, this theory is based on the facts that we know the Russian ship convoy has a ship called PAYLD1 (Payload1) and has twice given a message *DEPLOYED* as of September 24th. SHIP PAYLD1*DEPLOYED* 65.7375 -168.9 NOWAT 01:05

We have also had a message about payload trajectory and re-entry. As only certain objects would be fired off into orbit and then re-enter the atmosphere we can come to some conclusions about what the payload might be.

In a MIRV, the main rocket motor (or booster) pushes a "bus" into a free-flight suborbital ballistic flight path. After the boost phase the bus maneuvers using small on-board rocket motors and a computerised inertial guidance system. It takes up a ballistic trajectory that will deliver a reentry vehicle containing a warhead to a target, and then releases a warhead on that trajectory. It then maneuvers to a different trajectory, releasing another warhead, and repeats the process for all warheads.

For full information on this weapon see

Also relevant is that this type of weapon was the subject of a treaty called SALT. SALT is a word used during code transmissions, we are not certain what it's meaning is.

SALT II helped the U.S. to discourage the Soviets from arming their third generation ICBMs of SS-17, SS-19 and SS-18 types with many more Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs). In the late 1970s the USSR's missile design bureaus had developed experimental versions of these missiles equipped with anywhere from 10 to 38 thermonuclear warheads each. Additionally, the Soviets secretly agreed to reduce Tu-22M production to thirty aircraft per year and not to give them an intercontinental range.

For more information on SALT see

See also

Spy satellite theory

Space transportation system theory