Free Flight

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free flight

[′frē ‚flīt]
Unconstrained or unassisted flight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Free Flight


the part of a spacecraft’s flight that occurs after the rocket engines are shut off. The motion of a spacecraft in free flight is influenced by the gravitational attraction of the earth, moon, sun, and planets, by the resistance of the upper rarefied layers of the atmosphere, and by other factors.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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