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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - able to fly through the air (as a bird); "three chicks were raised to the free-flying stage"
aerial - existing or living or growing or operating in the air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
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Cimon, a free-flying ball-shaped robot with a smiling face, an appreciation of music and a vocabulary of more than 1,000 sentences, is set to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
These emotions are paralleled in the large, vibrant, brightly coloured illustrations that depict earnest children, beautiful landscapes and endearing bewildered pufflings that transform into magnificent free-flying, diving birds.
Featuring a lifting body configuration, Space Rider is designed as a free-flying orbital platform, capable of remaining two months in orbit, safely reentering the atmosphere and landing.
With the new Harken Reflex Furling System, sailors can now confidently furl free-flying spinnakers and gennakers with speed and control.
Restore-L is a free-flying mission projected to launch in 2020 to perform in-orbit satellite servicing on an operational government asset in low-Earth orbit.
eLISA will use three free-flying spacecraft to create a laser interferometer a million kilometers on a side in order to search for ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves (S&T: Dec.
Little Lottie is the newest baby Douroucouli (otherwise known as Night Monkey or Owl Monkey) to be born in Twilight Cave, which is also home to free-flying Seba's shorttailed and Rodrigues fruit bats.
DeepOcean used multi-purpose offshore vessel Volantis and UT-1, the world's most powerful free-flying jet trencher, to conduct trenching and survey operations on the Liwan Pipeline.
Head of visitor services, Richard Smith, said: "Gauntlet, who run the Birds Of Prey display, reported that their hand-reared vulture had hopped onto a softtopped pram during the free-flying display.
Most of the agency's free-flying, earth-observing satellites orbit the planet over the poles at altitudes higher than 400 miles to gather data from all parts of the planet.
Some of the project's robots have human-like "hands" and "legs" while others have wheels or are small, free-flying satellites.
The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration will swap out the smartphones it has used on two volleyball-sized free-flying satellites since 2011 with the Tango devices, Tech-news-world reported.