test rocket

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Noun1.test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
rocket, projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
sounding rocket - a research rocket used to obtain information about the atmosphere at various altitudes
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Having just entered its final series of captive carry flights with a test rocket mated to the wing, Virgin Orbit is on track to conduct its first orbital test flight later this year.
The local, who asked not to be named, added that none of SpaceX's preparations worked to protect their test rocket.
SpaceX The SpaceX Falcon 9 test rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, May 22, 2012 -- REUTERS/Pierre DuCharme SpaceX is a private aerospace manufacturer and transport company.
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Two years later, it again underwent modifications to test rocket upper stages and spacecraft payloads in very high altitude and vacuum environments.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration successfully launched a Mars test rocket named Orion that traveled a total of 60,000 miles and is designed to eventually carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, NASA announced.
The Angara-1.2PP test rocket, which failed to launch on June 27, is again being primed for blast off from Russia's northern military Plesetsk cosmodrome.
SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would bring the initial testing of its Raptor methane rocket engine components to Stennis, where NASA, the Department of Defense and others in the private sector test rocket propulsion systems on a variety of structures.
Western countries who fear Iran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb also condemned a test rocket launch by Iran.
NASA has successfully carried out a 2min powered flight of its Ares I-X test rocket from Kennedy Space Center.