reentry phase

reentry phase

That portion of the trajectory of a ballistic missile or space vehicle where there is a significant interaction of the vehicle and the Earth's atmosphere. See also boost phase; midcourse phase; terminal phase.
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Additionally, the data capsule concept used in the Mark 2 program was used to record the telemetry during the flight and reentry phase when ionization phenomena prevented telemetry transmission.
It then began the reentry phase, during which experimental data was acquired via the instruments on the vehicle.
It is equipped with a high-performance guidance, navigation and control system that uses automatically controlled aerodynamic surfaces during the atmospheric reentry phase.
The success of the reentry phase rests on critical support from the community and the family.
At the initial phases of diagnosis and treatment, an increased need of cancer-related communication is to be expected but, as patients enter into the reentry phase (51), they wish to reestablish their normal life patterns (52) and may feel the need to lower the levels of cancer-related disclosure.
The first goal of this study was to examine changes in a woman's perceived marital quality and intimacy throughout the disease's trajectory, from the initial phase to the reentry phase of the disease.
Bathed in an eerie blue glow of an ion beam, a model of the Space Shuttle undergoes a simulated atmospheric reentry to study the problem of communications blackouts during the dangerous reentry phase.
It is fitted with a sophisticated guidance, navigation and control system that uses automated control surfaces during the atmospheric reentry phase.
During the reentry phase, offenders continue to participate actively in all therapeutic activities.
The reentry phase begins approximately six months before the offender's target release date.
Taxman and colleagues (10) outlined three phases of offender reentry: institutional phase, structured reentry phase and community re-integration phase.
Seamless transfer of data along the continuum of care allows staff at each reentry phase to accurately adjust the intensity of services based on the progress of the offender.