air launch

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air launch

[′er ‚lȯnch]
(aerospace engineering)
Launching from an aircraft in the air.
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Pegasus and its derivatives are compatible with air-launch deployment from three aircraft types (L-1011, B-52, C-17) and have been launched from eight ranges in the U.
The air-launch was captured by side and forward looking high speed cameras and the separation was exactly as per the simulation.
He further added that this is the beginning of the phase for demonstration of launch over a wide air-launch envelope.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- NASA Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel space access, rocket launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept.
Enhansed capabilities stemming from the air-launch weapon's spiral development program can be expected to be implemented in the Scalp Naval as well.
a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, and Stratolaunch Systems today announced a multi-year production-based partnership that will offer significant cost advantages to air-launch customers.
Under this partnership, Orbital ATK will initially provide multiple Pegasus XL air-launch vehicles for use with the Stratolaunch aircraft to provide customers with unparalleled flexibility to launch small satellites weighing up to 1,000 pounds into low Earth orbit.
to provide six RL10C-1 production engines, with an option to provide an additional six RL10C-1 production engines at a later date, for the third stage of a revolutionary commercial air-launch system.
The inaugural launch of Thunderbolt, the air-launch vehicle designed and developed for SSC, is scheduled for 2018.
Its patented air-launch system, in which the rocket is launched from beneath Orbital's "Stargazer" L-1011 carrier aircraft over the ocean, reduces cost and provides customers with unparalleled flexibility to operate from virtually anywhere on Earth with minimal ground support requirements.
Allen project dedicated to developing an air-launch system that will revolutionize space transportation by providing orbital access to space at lower costs, with greater safety and more flexibility.
The crew was flying in support of a test of the Miniature Air-Launch Decoy, a small, missile-like aircraft being developed to fool enemy radar systems.