despin

despin

[‚dē′spin]
(aerospace engineering)
To stop or reduce the rotation of a spacecraft or one of its components.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Researcher Mark Wieczorek replies: It's true that the Moon would despin even if it were initially perfectly spherical.
The kit has a single moving part, the canard assembly, which can only rotate along the longitudinal axis, the wings having a fixed cant; two couples of opposite wings have the same direction and thus provide lift, while the two despin wings provide counter-rotation.
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Still, Herman believes the various technologies built into the SpinSpotter system can guide users to "despin" the news in a fair, objective, regulated manner.
Despin, a machinist at Saint-Gobain who had just dropped off a co-worker who needed a ride home, according to Assistant District Attorney Joseph Simmons.
Despin, was killed last year by a drunken driver at Franklin and Grafton streets, said she agrees with the proposal.
With a little help from Earth's magnetosphere, controllers will gradually despin the spacecraft using the its reaction wheels -- flywheels that help maintain and change spacecraft attitude.
Despin, a father of three who worked as a machinist at Saint-Gobain, was driving home from work and had dropped off a co-worker before the fatal accident.
WORCESTER - The family of Michael Despin, a city man killed last month when his truck was allegedly struck by a drunken driver, has filed a wrongful death civil complaint against that motorist in Worcester Superior Court.
24 crash, which took the life of Michael Despin, 48, of Worcester.
Despin, 48, of Worcester died Thursday, October 25th 2012 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center - University Campus as of a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Wednesday.
WORCESTER - The alleged drunken driver whose car slammed into a pickup Wednesday evening, killing a 48-year-old Worcester man, is due to make his first court appearance Wednesday.Adam Bard, 28, of 48 Water St., faces a series of charges in connection with the crash that claimed the life of Michael Despin.