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.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- NASA Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel space access, rocket launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept.
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.
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.
Its patented air-launch system, in which the rocket is introduced from beneath OrbitalA[sup.
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, Stratolaunch Systems is 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 prototype is a replica of the missile target, without propulsion, that is being used to test and validate the air-launch equipment and carriage extraction system in preparation for the maiden flight of the eMRBM missile target planned for later this year.
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.
Both LRASM-A and LRASM-B designs plan to support air-launch and VLS-launch configurations.
The SORCE mission, which originated from Cape Canaveral, Florida, was the 32nd flight of the Pegasus air-launch system, a depth of experience unmatched by any other small commercial space launch vehicle.