air launch


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air launch

[′er ‚lȯnch]
(aerospace engineering)
Launching from an aircraft in the air.
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Extensive flight testing that has preceded today's air launch was indeed a joint effort of DRDO and IAF.
PT Air Launch Centra Nusa (ALCN) and Air Launch Aerospace Corp.
Dryden aircraft scheduled to be on display include the Boeing 747 shuttle carrier, an F-18, and a modified B-52H air launch aircraft.
Miniature Air Launch Decoy (MALD) Set to Enter Low-Rate Production This Year
The Navy also plans to fit the jet withsonobuoys and a torpedo called theHigh-Altitude ASWWeapon Capability Air Launch Accessory.
Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems and Aerostructures sector was awarded the contract for 71 BQM-74E multi-role aerial target systems and 30 air launch kits.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced a design for an integrated system for human spaceflight that can be launched to low Earth orbit (LEO) using Stratolaunch System s air launch architecture and a scale version of SNC s Dream Chaser spacecraft.
Marti Sarigul-Klijn, AirLaunch's chief engineer for Gravity Air Launch, who was part of the history-making flight crew.
The AirLaunch approach improves upon previous air-release methods such as the 1974 Minuteman missile air launch demo, which rested the booster on a pallet that then deployed parachutes to drag the pallet out of the cargo bay.
Bob Morgan managed the Scaled Composites side of the test program that demonstrated the new air launch method, called Trapeze-Lanyard Air Drop (t/LAD) launch.
Examples of containers currently produced for Air Force, Navy and Army needs are the Sidewinder Missile container, the Joint Air Surface Standoff Missile container, the Air Launch Glide Missile container, and the Longbow/Hellfire II missile container.