parabolic flight


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parabolic flight

[¦par·ə¦bäl·ik ′flīt]
(aerospace engineering)
A space flight occurring in a parabolic orbit.
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International heat and mass transfer experiments on the 48th ESA parabolic flight campaign of March 2008, Microgravity Science and Technology 20(3-4): 177-182.
Christchurch emergency registrar Rachel Tullet spoke brilliantly about her research work aboard a parabolic flight aircraft ("the vomit comet") and trauma work in Nigeria.
There is no better way to prepare astronauts for weightlessness, said Sebastien Rouquette, CNES's project manager for parabolic flights.
The reduced net acceleration force was produced by parabolic flights.
Mr Grubisic, who is a Master of Space Studies and the only British student at the International Space University, fought off international competition to gain a place on the zero gravity test programme on board the European Space Agency's Student Parabolic Flight Campaign.
Space Adventures also provides other services, such as offering airplanes that travel in a parabolic flight pattern, which allows passengers to experience weightlessness.
The KC-135 flies parabolic flight maneuvers over the Gulf of Mexico making it the world's most intense roller coaster ride.
Until recently, a ride in the space shuttle or a high-altitude parabolic flight on a jet was the only way to escape gravity's effects.
The researchers have successfully tested their scheme during brief periods of near-weightlessness on aircraft in parabolic flight.
This patch symbolizes both suborbital parabolic flight with its stylized blue arch trajectory, and the manned nature of the flights with the constellation Orion," says Stern, associate vice president of the SwRI Space Science and Engineering Division.
Phase B2 aims at defining the accommodation on-board the ISS and the preliminary design of the instrument making use as much as possible of the design of the existing VIP-GRAN instrument for parabolic flight.
The problem that comes with shooting across multiple distances is that it's hard to have precise shot placement due to the bullet's parabolic flight path.