|Type||:||Space only mecha-to-mecha missile.|
|Service history||:||2009-2021, RDF Spacy.|
|Warhead||:||HE with hardened case and delayed fusing.|
|Propulsion||:||Liquid rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||(A)||Infrared Imager and range-only Lidar.|
|(B)||Passive radar homing.|
|Range||:||2.5 kps delta-v.|
The Starburst was a reworking of the GA-100 space missile used in the Armored Valkyrie. The electronics had been updated, causing a better accuracy, which in turn made it possible to carry a less heavier warhead, and the overall weight was lower, which gave the Starburst 20% more delta-v than the GA-100.
As with the GA-100 and that missile's progenitor, the Starstrike, the usual mode of operation was to fire the missile either directly at a close-by mecha, or to launch the missile at longer range, and turn of the engine after the original boost, until the missile coasted to the target, acquired it, lit of its engine again and struck.
Two variants were produced of this missile; a standard anti-mecha missile version (A) and an anti-radar version (B), which had a guidance package optimized to home on Zentraedi radars in general and the Regult Scouts' radar system in particular.
The Starburst was carried in both the booster pack missile pods and the arm missile tubes of the Super Valkyrie, and saw service in every battle of this mecha. With its relatively compact format making it possible to carry the missile in numbers, and with its large hit percentage, the Starburst was a popular weapon and was not retired until the last Spacy Valkyrie was flown to a museum.
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 1997 1:41 AM