reentry vehicle


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reentry vehicle

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

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.
Translations
corps de rentrée
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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.
Moreover, Agni-VI will be a four-stage ICBM and it is expected to have Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) as well as Maneuverable Reentry Vehicle (MaRV) - once the process of hardware development is completed.
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.
many tests to develop reliable solid-fueled ICBMs and their requisite warhead reentry vehicle technology.
False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not "demonstrated" that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.
Along with other contributors, he describes the use of reconnaissance cameras in space, the Hexagon camera system, the Perkin-Elmer organization, the early days of Hexagon, production and design aspects, reliability aspects, manufacturing and testing, field operations, the characteristics of the film used, the electronics, the sunken reentry vehicle, and the explosion that caused its end in 1986.
This paper focuses on generating a feasible steady glide reference trajectory, especially for high lift-to-drag ratio reentry vehicle, using numerical optimal method.
According to practical requirements, the reentry vehicle usually requires landing speed and landing trajectory inclination angle:
We are working on increasing our missiles' precision and want to make them impenetrable to electronic warfare and interception, " adding that long-range ballistic missiles with multiple reentry vehicle payloads have been domestically produced, saying, "we are after turning our ground-based missiles into air-launched missiles.
explosion, the reentry vehicle from a ballistic missile would have to be
The company's work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system's reentry vehicle (RS-RV) subsystem, besides related support equipment.