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  • adj. supported on gimbals and remaining steady or level when the base tips


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  • LOX, kerosene and gimbaled engines, now there's an idea ..

    One Tenth Scale Saturn V to Fly - NASA Watch

  • The eyes slowly opened, gimbaled up to the sky and then down at the viewing area.

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  • Within the space of four short months the Iranians demonstrated a mastery of three different rocket propulsion technologies (liquid, storable liquid, and large diameter solid), three different thrust vectoring technologies (graphite jet vanes, tungsten jet vanes, gimbaled rocket motors), two systems of stage separation, and an embryonic multiple-warhead nose fairing.

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  • Multi-gimbaled, they were indifferent to any motion of the boat, fore and aft or side to side.


  • Most of those in the video are ground launches from suspended gondolas or from gimbaled launch rails.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: February 2005 Archives

  • According to Neil, “It looked like a big Campbell Soup can sitting on top of legs, with a gimbaled engine underneath it.”

    First Man

  • The main engines gimbaled to line up with the lander's arcing center of gravity as the nose of the craft searched for vertical.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • It was a gimbaled burn, two seconds for a dip into the ergosphere, followed by five seconds against the flow, a two second burn by the empty ship just before locking bolts exploded for separation.

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  • Letting out an unexpectedly melodious tootle, the weird arboreal with the internally gimbaled oculars dodged the chunk of airborne apparatus as it spiraled up and out of the wounded skimmer.

    Drowning World

  • The living room door of the motor home opened and Tiny Bulcher stepped down, carrying a large gimbaled metal cutter.

    Drowned Hopes


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