despin

despin

[‚dē′spin]
(aerospace engineering)
To stop or reduce the rotation of a spacecraft or one of its components.
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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.
WORCESTER - Michael Despin wore cutoff jean shorts with duct tape in the holes, sleeveless shirts and bandannas while out with his three then-young children.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert Deschenes and Leo Deschenes of Oxford; and a sister, Anita Despin of Oxford.
Despin of Worcester, four grandchildren, and several nieces.
He leaves his four children, Donna Roberts of Southbridge, Lisa Despin of Auburn, Diane Jones of Worcester, and Robert Jones of Auburn; his brother, Frank Jones of Worcester; his sister, Mary Frank of Illinois; his 12 grandchildren; his two great-grandsons; as well as several nieces and nephews.
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.