carrier rocket


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carrier rocket

[′kar·ē·ər ‚räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket vehicle used to carry something, as the carrier rocket of the first artificial earth satellite.
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The design incompatibility related to frequency-dynamic characteristics caused the spacecraft Progress to be emergently and uncontrollably separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket after the launch, the announcement said.
The carrier rockets were put into service since 2000.
The State Administration of Science,Technology and Industry for National Defence said on Wednesday that this was the first time a Long March 2D carrier rocket had been used for such a launch on behalf of another country, marking a breakthrough for the entire Long March series in international commercial launching of low-earth-orbit satellites.
It was the 173rd launch mission for the Long March series of carrier rockets.
A250ft, fully-steerable radio telescope, it was the only one in the world capable of tracking Sputnik 1 's carrier rocket and remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world.
We have intensified development of the Shenzhou 4 (Divine Vessel 4) and its carrier rocket, which we plan to launch some time in the remaining months of the year,'' China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
were launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launching Center in northern Shanxi Province using a three-stage Long March 2C carrier rocket, the state-run agency said.
China has announced the launch of it s a new model of carrier rocket Long March-6 into space morning of Sunday, September 20.
The separation of the upper stage as part of the Briz-M booster and the Ekspress-AM7 spacecraft from the third stage of the Proton-M carrier rocket is expected in around 10 minutes," Alexander Shmygov, director of communications at the Khrunichev state research and production space centre, said.
Chang'e-3's carrier rocket has successfully gone through its first test while the launch pad, control and ground application systems are ready for the mission.
On Tuesday, the ill-fated carrier rocket veered off its vertical trajectory and dramatically erupted into a ball of fire before falling to the ground a couple of kilometres from the launchpad.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia will launch a Proton carrier rocket with three additional satellites for its Glonass global positioning and navigation network on July 2, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

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