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nose cone

n.
The forwardmost, usually separable section of a rocket or guided missile that is shaped to offer minimum aerodynamic resistance and often bears protective cladding against heat.

nose cone

n
(Astronautics) the conical forward section of a missile, spacecraft, etc, designed to withstand high temperatures, esp during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere

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n.
the cone-shaped forward section of a rocket or guided missile, including a heat shield and containing the payload.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nose cone - front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
Translations
pointe de fusée-sonde
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He'd kept the bomb's nosecone as a reminder of the terrible nights when Hitler brought the war to our doorstep.
While SpaceX made no attempt to recover the first stage of the rocket, the company did make its first attempt at recovering the fairing, or nosecone, of the payload.
intelligence officials told Reuters that, while North Korea has accelerated its efforts to design an ICBM, a miniaturised nuclear warhead, and a nosecone robust enough to survive re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere, there is no reliable evidence that it has mastered all three, much less tested and combined them into a weapon capable of hitting targets in the United States.
A black baby girl is looking to 'lock onto a nosecone nipple', but 'a police-bullet buried hungrily/ between her breasts'.
In the chassis design alone, weight-saving was achieved through redesigning the front roll hoop and bulkhead to utilise a lighter aluminium material; a combined carbon fibre nosecone and crash structure; and a lighter and quicker adjusting harness, with even lighter harness brackets while still safely securing the driver.
The non-intercept test was designed to analyze performance of the guided missile's nosecone, steering control section, booster separation, and second and third stage separation.
What if Lydia was right now, at this moment, part of that rocket's sparkling nosecone, her twenty-five pounds of carbon (total carbon being a touch under 20% the mass of a human body, thank you very much pre-countdown hoopla) about to shoot into the sky to zip around the cosmos for eternity?
Tucked inside the rocket's nosecone was the second of two satellites owned by Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Ltd, or AsiaSat.
For the test, the nosecone of a Tomahawk Block IV missile was equipped with passive antennas integrated with Raytheon's new modular, multi-mode processor, and fitted to a T-39 aircraft.
Tsukii used three aircraft bodies to create the quirky dwelling: the nosecone of a 737, the fuselage of two 707s and the tail end of a 727, reports the Arizona Star.
The leading edges of both wings and the nosecone exhibited impact damage while the empennage was undamaged.