flight dynamics


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flight dynamics

[′flīt dī‚nam·iks]
(aerospace engineering)
The study of the motion of an aircraft or missile; concerned with transient or short-term effects relating to the stability and control of the vehicle, rather than to calculating such performance as altitude or velocity.
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Since the LDEX team wanted to operate their instrument whenever the sun was not in its bore sight, the mission planning and sequencing team created the LDEX activities as part of the tactical planning process, based on a flight dynamics product that indicated when it was safe to operate LDEX.
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