American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The revenue-producing part of a cargo.
- n. The total weight of passengers and cargo that an aircraft carries or can carry.
- n. The total weight of the instruments, crew, and life-support systems that a spacecraft carries or can carry.
- n. The passengers, crew, instruments, or equipment carried by an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket.
- n. The explosive charge carried in the warhead of a missile.
- n. That part of a cargo that produces revenue
- n. The total weight of passengers, crew, equipment, and cargo carried by an aircraft or spacecraft
- n. That part of a rocket, missile, propelled stinger, or torpedo that is not concerned with propulsion or guidance, such as a warhead or satellite.
- n. computing The functional part of a computer virus rather than the part that spreads it
- n. communication The actual data in a data stream
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The part of a missile or torpedo that carries the explosive charge.
- n. The goods carried by a large vehicle.
- n. goods carried by a large vehicle
- n. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
- pay + load (Wiktionary)
“STS-118:¬† There are some problems with ESP-3:¬†¬†the Interface Control Document normally takes¬†7 months to¬†translate payload¬†requirements¬†into orbiter interfaces to support payload requirements.”
“Since their payload is already smaller than Ares I, it will cut into Orion even more, which is what many people on here complain Ares I does.”
“The customized malware payload is innocuous looking, low profile, and usually avoids typical malware giveaways.”
“Possible increase in payload of 15 - 20,000 pounds.”
“Despite the increase in payload of 1mT, the crew complement of Orion is down to four instead of six; requiring a minimum of two launches to fully man the ISS with its normal crew complement and rotate existing crew members; unless that is the requirement is now limited to U. S crew members.”
“However, if a payload is robotically operated then a risk analysis of loss of payload might be found acceptable and cheaper to lift-off.”
“If you can't get your hydrogen powered upper stage all the way to orbit, you are either doing something drastically wrong on the first stage, and your payload is too heavy, or both.”
“In the mid 1990's, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Shuttle Small Payloads Project (SSPP), home to the GAS program, realized that many student organizations struggled in developing a full payload from the ground up, i. e data systems, power systems, structures, and the experiment taking their energy away from the actual science to be achieved.”
“Slowing climbing to altitude using aerodynamic lift while its payload is very heavy.”
“Of course they operate in different speed regimes, but the bike plus its payload is very light compared to the car plus its payload.”
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