Spacepope
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Current Status Of YAL-1

Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:37 am

With all the hullabaloo going on in DPRK right now with the possible missle and whatnot, where is the YAL-1 now, and how advanced is the program? Enough to take a pot-shot in the boost phase yet?
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Thorny
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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:35 am

Quoting Spacepope (Thread starter):
With all the hullabaloo going on in DPRK right now with the possible missle and whatnot, where is the YAL-1 now, and how advanced is the program? Enough to take a pot-shot in the boost phase yet?

No, the tracking and pointing system is still being installed at Wichita. The laser itself won't be installed (at Edwards) until 2007.
 
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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:43 am

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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:03 pm

As THorny noted it is in Wichita at the moment. The offices at Edwards, Seattle and New Mexico are also working hard on the project.

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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:48 am

Last I heard the program took a really big budget hit and was almost being put on the back burner.
 
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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:53 am

Quoting Oroka (Reply 4):
Last I heard the program took a really big budget hit and was almost being put on the back burner.

I suspect the current events in North Korea will go a long way toward pushing the ABL back to the funding front-burner...
 
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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:58 am

Dunno, it was fairly recent that this happened, well into the N Korea threat. I will have to go digging for where I read this.
 
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RE: Current Status Of YAL-1

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:04 pm

Quoting Oroka (Reply 6):
Dunno, it was fairly recent that this happened, well into the N Korea threat. I will have to go digging for where I read this.

No, YAL-1 fell on funding hard times when the Air Force budget started getting pinched excessively a couple of years ago because of the war in Iraq.

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