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Which one of the following statements best reflects the idea behind the “Fractional Orbital Bombardment System” often talked about in media ?
(a) A hypersonic missile is launched into space to counter the asteroid approaching the Earth and explode it in space.
(b) A spacecraft lands on another planet after making several orbital motions.
(c) A missile is put into a stable orbit around the Earth and deorbits over a target on the Earth.
(d) A spacecraft moves along a comet with the same speed and places a probe on its surface.

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

The Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) was developed by the USSR in 1960s to launch nuclear missiles from space.

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