The interceptor is still under development and has yet to undergo a flight intercept test.
Only the previous week, at a station down the line, an interceptor had been launched at an unannounced satellite.
In theory, one interceptor could handle a missile all by itself.
At interceptor Headquarters it was assumed that a mistake had been made in charting the location of the station.
The interceptor was lower to the northwest, cutting into their path.
Thus he had to launch the interceptor when the missile was twenty-seven degrees from intercept.
If he failed to launch an interceptor at a track that turned out to be hostile, it meant the death of an American city.
So far, five of them have been hit by interceptor rockets, but we don't have them all by a long shot.
It would compute the correct time of launch, select an interceptor, and order it off the ground at the correct time.
The interceptor missiles had to detect it, swing to intercept, to accelerate furiously.