read/write head

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Noun1.read/write head - (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk
coil - reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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The CDR, supported by Boeing, NASA, and the Air Force, approved the design for the Crew Access Tower, Crew Access Arm as well as the White Room that will allow the flight crews the ability to safely ingress and egress Boeing's CST-100 crew module for launch.
We will be constructing each segment of the new tower and access arm at an off-site location and performing assembly at the pad between launches.
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