free-flying


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Adj.1.free-flying - able to fly through the air (as a bird); "three chicks were raised to the free-flying stage"
aerial - existing or living or growing or operating in the air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"; "aerial particles"; "small aerial creatures such as butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography"; "aerial cable cars"
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The filed patent outlines the proprietary system and technology that allows the conversion of battery-powered free-flying drones into a tethered drone system with ground-based power.
The Air Force Research Laboratorys (AFRL) Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) free-flying satellite, built on a spacecraft platform designed and developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), is on-orbit and successfully performing experiments.
NASA added that its long-term goal was to become "one of many customers purchasing services from independent, commercial and free-flying habitable destinations in low-Earth orbit." Private companies will reportedly have to pay NASA $35,000 every night a private astronaut spends on the station.
The system, dubbed "(https://www.nasa.gov/astrobee) Astrobee ," is a free-flying robotic system composed of three cube-shaped robots with cute names: Honey, Queen and Bumble.
KBRwyle will study specific industry concepts like the viability of habitable platforms including the space station and separate free-flying structures.
Cimon, a free-flying ball-shaped robot with a smiling face, an appreciation of music and a vocabulary of more than 1,000 sentences, is set to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).
These emotions are paralleled in the large, vibrant, brightly coloured illustrations that depict earnest children, beautiful landscapes and endearing bewildered pufflings that transform into magnificent free-flying, diving birds.
With the new Harken Reflex Furling System, sailors can now confidently furl free-flying spinnakers and gennakers with speed and control.
eLISA will use three free-flying spacecraft to create a laser interferometer a million kilometers on a side in order to search for ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves (S&T: Dec.
DeepOcean used multi-purpose offshore vessel Volantis and UT-1, the world's most powerful free-flying jet trencher, to conduct trenching and survey operations on the Liwan Pipeline.
Head of visitor services, Richard Smith, said: "Gauntlet, who run the Birds Of Prey display, reported that their hand-reared vulture had hopped onto a softtopped pram during the free-flying display.