reentry vehicle


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reentry vehicle

[rē′en·trē ‚vē·ə·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
Any payload-carrying vehicle designed to leave the sensible atmosphere and then return through it to earth.
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Since the entire V-2 impacted the target, there was no true separable reentry vehicle.
The final phase of development would have to include launching the missile and its reentry vehicle with a properly configured weapon, along with its fusing, but with a substitute for the fissionable material.
The 3-DOF point mass dynamics of the reentry vehicle over a spherical, rotating Earth is described as follows [12]:
Reentry vehicles should have sufficient capacity to meet the requirements of motorized guidance and control systems.
guided reentry vehicle that could significantly improve the accuracy of
The company developed a process that refurbished the 25-year-old arming and fusing assemblies for the MK21 reentry vehicle at a fraction of the cost of producing new units, an intricate procedure which replaces or reconditions electronic and mechanical components, extending the units' service life to support the Minuteman III till 2030.
The shield, officially known as the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE3, is a 680-pound cone of rings covered by a layered blanket of heat resistant materials.
The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched by sounding rocket at 7:01 a.
Once detected, the interceptor kill vehicle uses kinetic energy from a direct hit on the incoming Reentry Vehicle (RV) to destroy it.
Spiral Maneuver for Warhead Reentry Vehicle," Yuhang Xuebao [Journal of Astronautics], October 2000.
Questions had also been raised about the technical quality of the alleged Iranian designs for a missile reentry vehicle that was apparently aimed at accommodating a nuclear weapon.
My job that day was to accompany the reentry vehicle team as they opened a silo and removed the warhead, replacing it with the newer multiple, independently targeted version.