ballistic trajectory


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ballistic trajectory

The trajectory traced after the propulsive force is terminated and the body is acted upon only by gravity and aerodynamic drag.
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Noun1.ballistic trajectory - the trajectory of an object in free flightballistic trajectory - the trajectory of an object in free flight
trajectory, flight - the path followed by an object moving through space
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The HGV begin powered flight when it separates from the ballistic missile boosters, which follow a normal ballistic trajectory to give the payload vehicle the needed altitude, the source said.
It's worth noting that the impact sites reported by Wilkins, Moore, and Lovas are all consistent with the rocket's initial ballistic trajectory, Jodrell Bank's determination of its acceleration, and radio interferometry measurements of its course by Soviet tracking stations.
Six missiles were launched, hitting several high speed sophisticated Kaban target missiles, which moved along a flat ballistic trajectory at a speed of 1,200 meters per second at a height of 45 kilometers, he added.
This fuse, when attached to the tip of a 155mm High Explosive, or HE, projectile, helps to correct its ballistic trajectory.
After the Proba-V Earth observation satellite, injected into Sun-synchronous orbit on the second Vega launch, and IXV, injected into a ballistic trajectory for a demonstration mission on the fourth launch, this coming autumn Lisa Pathfinder will be sent towards the Lagrange L1 point for a scientific mission on the sixth Vega mission.
In the first period, he joins the physics teacher in the playground to experiment and explains the basics of ballistic trajectory calculations.
maneuver and vary from a standard ballistic trajectory after its release
The ballistic trajectory of legacy 40mm ammunition inhibits optimal engagement of personnel threats under cover.
The system developed will measure all relevant physical phenomena that influence the ballistic trajectory and rapidly calculate and display the offset aim point and confidence metric in the shooter's riflescope," according to DARPA documents.
Amazingly, the average flight had the X-15 flying under power for 90 seconds, then following a ballistic trajectory, then once again flying but as a glider.
China's decision to use ballistic missiles for anti-ship warfare is unusual considering that targeting moving ships with a missile on a ballistic trajectory is much harder and requires more sophisticated navigation than cruise missiles.