booster rocket


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It fell after the third stage of its booster rocket failed.
This reminds me of the pressure from NASA executives to launch the first shuttle against the early warnings from this magazine's Gregg Easterbrook of defects, including the danger that the booster rocket would blow up.
It will be part of the three-stage booster rocket system for the advanced interceptor missile designed to intercept and destroy a hostile ballistic missile in the "boost phase," which is the period of time after a missile is launched and is in its most vulnerable phase of flight.
Launched into Earth's orbit by an Ariane-5 booster rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, in September 2003, SMART-1 used its ion engine to slowly raise its orbit over 14 months until the moon's gravity grabbed it.
Launched into Earth's orbit by an Ariane-5 booster rocket from French Guiana, in September 2003, SMART-1 used its ion engine to raise its orbit over 14 months until the moon's gravity grabbed it.
May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's (PWR) RS-68, the world's largest hydrogen-fueled booster rocket engine, roared off the SLC-37 launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station yesterday, boosting Boeing's Delta IV with its GOES-N payload.
This first test was the successful drop of an inert version of a QuickReach Booster rocket filled with water to increase its weight to 50,000 pounds--about two-thirds the weight of an actual booster.
displayed for the first time the domed first section of a prototype booster rocket case for the European Ariane rocket program.
The X-43A flight began when the aircraft, mounted on a modified Pegasus booster rocket, was launched from a B-52B over the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles off the California coast at about 40,000 feet.
The 36-foot model aircraft was mounted on a booster rocket which should have taken the aircraft to a height of 12.
While it's easier for a US missile to locate and hit a flaming booster rocket within the first six seconds of its launch, destroying the booster would most likely not destroy the nuclear warhead, which would then proceed to tumble back to Earth considerably short of its target.
READY FOR LIFT-OFF: Space tourist Mark and (left) to booster rocket that will launch him on his dream trip
The booster rocket, Long March 2F, will also launch a satellite into orbit during the planned flight, the report said.
We didn't talk about politics, honestly", a smiling Kuchma said after a signing ceremony in front of a huge civilian booster rocket at the Yushmash factory.
Furthermore, a change in the spacecraft booster rocket increased the Earth/Jupiter transit time from approximately 2-1/2 to 6 years.