thrust vector control


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thrust vector control

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A method of controlling vehicle trajectory by rotating the thrust line to improve maneuverability and for V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) operation. Thrust vectoring is also used for noise reduction in gas turbine engines.
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The previous launch attempt on Tuesday was aborted with one minute, 21 seconds left on the countdown clock because engineers observed drift on one of two thrust vector control actuators for the Falcon 9 s second stage and stopped the countdown.
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