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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The science and technology of space flight.
as′tro·nau′tic, as′tro·nau′ti·cal adj.
(Astronautics) (functioning as singular) the science and technology of space flight
ˌastroˈnautic, ˌastroˈnautical adj
as•tro•nau•tics(ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth's atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
the science of space travel, concerned with both the construction and the operation of vehicles that travel through interplanetary or interstellar space. Also called cosmonautics. — astronautic, astronautical, adj. — astronaut, n.See also: Astronomy
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|Noun||1.||astronautics - the theory and practice of navigation through air or space|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
avionics - science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics; "avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program"
load factor - (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)
dynamic balance - (aeronautics) the state of equilibrium in which centrifugal forces due to a rotating mass (e.g., a propeller) do not produce force in the shaft and so vibration is reduced
astrogate - navigate in space
astrogate - guide in interplanetary travel
rigid - designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
nonrigid - designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure