gimbaled motor

gimbaled motor

[′gim·bəld ′mōd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket engine mounted on a gimbal.
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It was the first successful missile which was aerodynamically unstable; it had the first gimbaled motors; when fueled, its fragile structure could not support its weight on the launching pad, relying instead on internal pressure within the fuel tanks to provide much of its structural rigidity; and finally, to improve reliability, all of its rocket motors were ignited on the ground."
Engineers met the 10-mile accuracy goal by using gimbaled motors under gyroscopic-guidance control.