companion body

companion body

[kəm′pan·yən ‚bäd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
A nose cone, last-stage rocket, or other body that orbits along with an earth satellite or follows a space probe.
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The perfume retails for a suggested $92; the companion body lotion for $48.
The ATT has more than 5,500 members and is a companion body of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Only the tug of a small companion body could slow the rotation to such a leisurely rate, the astronomers reasoned.
The Council of 16, so called because it has 16 members, is a tripartite body of representatives from the International Union of Superiors General, the umbrella group for women's congregations; the Union of Superiors General, the companion body for men; and the Vatican congregation overseeing religious life.
Gravitational waves generated by a black hole and a companion body rapidly orbiting each other may not be as easy to detect as researchers had anticipated (SN: 1/8/00, p.

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