stage separation

stage separation

[′stāj ‚sep·ə‚rā·shən]
(petroleum engineering)
A system for gas-oil separation of well fluids by a series of stages instead of a single operation.
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Nonetheless, it will help Pakistan record high-resolution images of a missile's departure from its launcher, stage separation, tail flame and, after the missile re-enters atmosphere, the trajectory of the warheads it releases.These functions will be possible because the system bought by Pakistan comes with a pair of high-performance telescopes equipped with a laser ranger, high-speed camera, infrared detector and a centralised computer system that automatically captures and follows moving targets.
The device records high-resolution images of a missile's departure from its launcher, stage separation, tail flame and, after the missile re-enters the atmosphere, the trajectory of the warheads it releases." Such technology transfers between the two countries have a deep and long history.
It usually comes with a pair of high-performance telescopes equipped with a laser ranger, high-speed camera, infrared detector and a centralised computer system that automatically captures and follows moving targets.The device records high-resolution images of a missile's departure from its launcher, stage separation, tail flame and, after the missile re-enters atmosphere, the trajectory of the warheads it releases.
EST - The Falcon 9 launch early Tuesday morning was successful, with the lift-off and first stage separation going smoothly for SpaceX.
The flight demonstrated successful stage separation, reliability of the vehicle's control and guidance to allow the warhead to make an atmospheric re-entry under conditions harsher than under a normal long-range trajectory, KCNA said.
Stage separation, atmospheric re-entry of the warhead, and the late-stage control of the warhead were all verified, North Korea's official news agency KCNA reported.
CiCiFollowing the stage separation, the company succeeded in landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship, named "Of Course I Still Love You," in the Atlantic Ocean.
Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will attempt an experimental landing on the 'Of Course I Still Love You' droneship, SpaceX said.
The Falcon 9 turns parallel to the Earth's surface during first stage separation, while NS remains vertical, the way it took off.
The non-intercept test was designed to analyze performance of the guided missile's nosecone, steering control section, booster separation, and second and third stage separation.
According to the preliminary coordinates, the rocket's first stage would fall into the Yellow Sea between the Korean Peninsula and China, and the second stage separation would take place 136 kilometers east off the Philippines.