flotation collar


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flotation collar

[flō′tā·shən ‚käl·ər]
(engineering)
A buoyant bag carried by a spacecraft and designed so that it inflates and surrounds part of the outer surface if the spacecraft lands in the sea.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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