reentry vehicle


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reentry vehicle

n.
The part of a spacecraft or missile that reenters Earth's atmosphere.
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reentry vehicle

That part of a space vehicle designed to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in the terminal portion of its trajectory. Also called RV. See also maneuverable reentry vehicle; multiple reentry vehicle.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations
corps de rentrée
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The THAAD system then developed a fire control solution and launched an interceptor from a remotely-located THAAD launcher that destroyed the target's reentry vehicle.
China has ballistic missiles possessing multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle warheads as well as manoeuvrable reentry vehicles.
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shift to the Poseidon's advanced technology of the multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV), Britain under Wilson's aegis set off alone to begin exploitation of an intermediate technology, Antelope, that the United States had developed but later abandoned in favor of MIRVs.
Today, Pakistan is able to produce miniaturized warheads for the use in the Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV), or submarine launched ballistic or cruise missiles.
Reportedly, India is also developing the Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle System.
This technological feat was a demonstration of potential Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) capability because PSLV rocket can be used as a missile to carry nuclear warheads to target locations.
Early in the 1960s, a series of hypersonic experiments were performed in the Radio Attenuation Measurements (RAM) program to gain a thorough knowledge of the plasma sheath properties and its effects on the communication systems of the reentry vehicle. Some techniques to alleviate communications blackout were developed [5].
Using a spherical rotating Earth model, the three-degree-of-freedom (3DOF) point mass dynamics equations [31] of a hypersonic reentry vehicle are described as follows:
He underscored that stability and deterrence were shifting in the region because of India's acquisition of triad of delivery systems, the region's political dynamics, uncertain situation in Afghanistan and Indian hostilities at the Line of Control and its sub-conventional war against Pakistan through Afghanistan based proxies and terrorist groups.Pakistan's response strategy, he recalled, has been to develop low-yield weapons, sea-based deterrent, and long-range ballistic missile achieve MIRV (multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle) capabilities and an effective counter-terrorism undertaking.
MIRV means Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicle and involves a number of separate bombs in the warhead that can be guided to a number of different targets.
Development of the business end of all the ICBMs, the reentry vehicles, likewise went from the first generation heatsink thermal protection system to the second generation ablative reentry vehicles enabling larger payloads (the reentry vehicle was lighter) to be carried as well as improving accuracy.