lifting body


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lift·ing body

(lĭf′tĭng)
n.
A wingless aircraft or spacecraft that is designed to gain lift by the action of aerodynamic forces on its body.

lifting body

n
(Astronautics) a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body
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Featuring a lifting body configuration, Space Rider is designed as a free-flying orbital platform, capable of remaining two months in orbit, safely reentering the atmosphere and landing.
Sierra Nevada had the most novel entry, Dream Chaser, a winged, lifting body vehicle strongly reminiscent of NASA's space shuttle.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Thu, Aug 7, 2014 - Sierra Nevada Space Systems is readying the refurbished engineering test article (ETA) version of its Dream Chaser lifting body vehicle for a new series of flight tests this fall and says assembly of the first space-capable version of the vehicle is on track for an orbital test flight in November 2016.
It may be recalled that the Indian lifting body was fined $ 5 million after repeated dope offences.
The solution that the Cambridge-MIT team hit upon was to increase the overall lift by widening and flattening the fuselage, turning the entire aircraft into a lifting body.
Peterson's lifting-body work included 42 glide flights in the M2-F1 lightweight lifting body and numerous research missions in the heavier rocket-powered M2-F2 and HL-10 lifting bodies.
aircraft in our last issue was the Martin Marietta X-24A lifting body.
As this article is being written, engineers are finalizing plans for a prototype of the lifting body to be constructed by United States Marine within the next few months.
In the 1950s and 60s, Nasa completed work on 'blunt body and lifting body aerodynamics' which later made the development of the shuttle possible.
Other submunition dispensers include the Eads AFDS (Autonomous Free-flight Dispenser System), a lifting body with stub wings that provide a range of around 10 km from low-level release and 20 km from altitude.
Circular-wing aircraft are a relatively new type of aircraft under the airframe classification of a lifting body.
Tenders are invited for 24 each of eye, lifting, p-50 sl universal, consist of a flat sided spherical lifting body and a high strengh bail, lifting body has t-shaped slot to permit rapid attachment and a release of the lifting eye onto swift lifting anchors, bail freely rotates 180 degrees while the com- plete lifting eye may rotate thought a 360 degree arc, clearly marked in tons with the maximum safe rating load.