despin

despin

[‚dē′spin]
(aerospace engineering)
To stop or reduce the rotation of a spacecraft or one of its components.
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Researcher Mark Wieczorek replies: It's true that the Moon would despin even if it were initially perfectly spherical.
The kit has a single moving part, the canard assembly, which can only rotate along the longitudinal axis, the wings having a fixed cant; two couples of opposite wings have the same direction and thus provide lift, while the two despin wings provide counter-rotation.
June$25Grandparents & great grandparents Everett & Elizabeth Ormon; Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren$25"Lisa Cardello, Mike Despin, Leah Brunett , Al Belanger; Paul & Jeannette''$25Mary Libbey & Helen Duffy; Linda Brigham$25"Merry Christmas Mom; Love, K.
Despin, a machinist at Saint-Gobain who had just dropped off a co-worker who needed a ride home, according to Assistant District Attorney Joseph Simmons.
The flight also successfully demonstrated operation of the rocket's mechanical despin and payload separation systems.
Despin, was killed last year by a drunken driver at Franklin and Grafton streets, said she agrees with the proposal.
With a little help from Earth's magnetosphere, controllers will gradually despin the spacecraft using the its reaction wheels -- flywheels that help maintain and change spacecraft attitude.
Despin, a father of three who worked as a machinist at Saint-Gobain, was driving home from work and had dropped off a co-worker before the fatal accident.
WORCESTER - The family of Michael Despin, a city man killed last month when his truck was allegedly struck by a drunken driver, has filed a wrongful death civil complaint against that motorist in Worcester Superior Court.
24 crash, which took the life of Michael Despin, 48, of Worcester.
He leaves two sons, Michael Mandella of Southbridge and Patrick Despin of Worcester; a daughter, Stephanie Despin of Worcester; his mother, Louise (Keddy) Despin; two brothers, Mark Despin and Brian Despin both of Webster; two sisters, Tracy Abarca and her husband, Frank and Cheryl Glidden and her husband, Brian both of Worcester; an uncle, Tim Keddy; two grandsons, Gianni and Vincenzo Mandella; several nieces and nephews.
faces a series of charges in connection with the crash that claimed the life of Michael Despin.