Launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) from the Combat Information Center

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Launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) from the Combat Information Center

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2008) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Andrew Jackson, a native of Ray Town, Mo., launches a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) from the Combat Information Center aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Lake Erie fired a single modified tactical Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and successfully impacted a non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office satellite approximately 247 kilometers (133 nautical miles) over the Pacific Ocean, as it traveled in space at more than 17,000 mph. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight
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