sounding rocket


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sounding rocket

n.
A rocket used to make observations anywhere within the earth's atmosphere.
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Noun1.sounding rocket - a research rocket used to obtain information about the atmosphere at various altitudes
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
Translations
fusée-sonde
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With its sights set on designing rocket engines to propel craft ever faster, higher, and farther, RMI developed an engine in 1948 for the Viking sounding rocket and, thereby, staked a claim to spaceflight.
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