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high-power laser [1 record]

Record 1 2010-09-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Advanced Technology Weapons
CONT

High-power lasers can permanently damage or destroy a satellite by radiating enough energy to overheat its parts. The Satellite Systems which are susceptible to high-power lasers include satellite structures, thermal control surfaces and Solar panels.

Key term(s)
  • high power laser
  • high powered laser
  • high energy laser weapon
  • high power laser weapon
  • high powered laser weapon

French

Domaine(s)
  • Masers et lasers
  • Armes de haute technicité
DEF

Laser dont la puissance moyenne est supérieure à 20 kilowatts, ou dont l'énergie d'impulsion instantanée est d'au moins 30 kilojoules.

CONT

En outre, les lasers à haute énergie sont d'énormes systèmes qui pourraient être repérés par des satellites de reconnaissance ou, s'ils sont déployés dans l'espace, par des systèmes de poursuite.

OBS

arme laser à grande énergie : terme reproduit du lexique «Disarmament and Peace Keeping/Désarmement et Maintien de la Paix» avec l'autorisation de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève.

Spanish

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