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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EDT to discuss NASA's flight test of a modified sounding rocket motor, launch vehicle and spacecraft systems with the student interns who worked on the payload experiments.
The NASA Sounding Rocket Program provides opportunities for suborbital flight through the Flight Opportunities Program for early flight evaluation of promising technology.
Her experiments were amongst the 80 experiments chosen worldwide to be sent to space in a sounding rocket (SR2).
As already proved feasible by the flight of the Sounding Hypersonic Atmospheric Re-entering Kapsule (SHARK) on the MAXUS-8 sounding rocket, the present activity shall make use of the spare payload volume, otherwise used for ballast, to perform a low cost flight test of a supersonic parachute on the MAXUS mission in 2016.
A NASA Terrier-Improved suborbital sounding rocket will carry experiments developed by university students.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined.
What's even more surprising is these new observations come from just six minutes worth of data from one of NASA's least expensive type of missions, a sounding rocket.
The new observations came from just six minutes worth of data from one of NASA's least expensive type of missions, a sounding rocket, EUNIS (Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph) mission, launched on April 23, 2013, which gathers a new snapshot of data every 1.
Around 100 of the selected experiments will be fired into space in a sounding rocket to be launched by Nasa on June 26.
A sounding rocket is fired straight up until it runs out of fuel and then plummets back to earth.
The launch will send a Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket into suborbital space.
will continue to handle NASA's sounding rocket programme under a USD125m contract awarded 30 July.