Prime News, National, Space Technology, Chandipur on Sea (Odisha), June 28:- Indian forces carried out night-firing test of a missile ‘Prithvi-II’ from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur on sea on the Odisha coast on Thursday. The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out successful night-firing test of a ballistic missile off the coast of Odisha.
All the strategic missiles of the country are controlled by the Tri-Services SFC. A ballistic missile is a missile with a high arching trajectory, which is initially powered and guided but falls under gravity on to its target.
A ballistic missile burns up the fuel that propels it and the missile keeps moving the same way that a bullet does after it’s been fired out of a gun. Once the fuel is gone, the missile’s direction can’t be altered.
The ballistic missile follows a path determined by the speed of its launch and the force of gravity trying to pull it back toward the earth’s surface. Eventually, the gravity guides the missile and its payload down toward its target. The payload might be an explosive, a chemical or biological weapon, or a nuclear device. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)