|This article, METEOR Kinetic Bombardment Weapon, was written by Ajax 013. Please do not edit this fiction without the writer's permission.|
The METEOR KBW is a UNSC Support Satellite.
The METEOR Satellite has a cylindrical body with a pair of solar panels on either side to power the various communications and firing systems located at the top of the cylinderical body. The actual METEOR kinetic rods themselves are stored in the bottom of the satellite, facing toward the planet the satellite is orbiting. The rods are stored in twelve tubes and are released automatically upon receiving a fire mission from UNSC forces. The ferric tungsten kinetic rods are not fired using any sort of magnetic acceleration or other system, but rather simply nudged from the satellite with a small amount of propellant and allowed to fall towards the target. A set of movable fins directed by a GPS or laser guidance system steers the falling rod at terminal velocity towards a target, before it impacts with a destructive force roughly equivalent to that of a 500 lb RUIN bomb. The rod lacks any sort of explosive warhead, it destroys the target, as it's name suggests, with pure kinetic energy.