from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of driving or propelling.
- n. A driving or propelling force.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Force causing movement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling.
- n. An impelling act or movement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of propelling or driving forward; impulse given.
- n. In pathology, same as paralysis festinans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of propelling
- n. a propelling force
The main propulsion system processor of the digital autopilot converts body axis and attitude error signals generated in TVC into pitch and yaw nozzle deflection commands for the main engines.
Flying some X33 types of vehicles to get real flight experience in propulsion and materials.
The propulsion is all-chemical, and requires no new technology development.
Building Shuttle-C is not "long payoff research in propulsion and other technologies."
If ion propulsion is used, the delta v is actually less due to the more favorable solar beta angles for the "climb out" of the LEO gravity well.
The approach of telerobotically-enhanced crew exploration could eventually be extended to the asteroid belt and the near outer solar system with advancements in propulsion and life support technologies.
I worked in propulsion in the navy for a short while, at a municipal wastewater facility and in the nanotechnology field.
In fact with appropriate advancements in propulsion and life support technology, it is reasonable to consider extending the IRHAX approach to missions into the main asteroid belt and destinations in the outer solar system.
In fact with appropriate advancements in propulsion and life support technology, it is reasonable to consider extending the approach to missions into the main asteroid belt and destinations in the outer solar system.
SRB related propulsion is so out of scope with reality as to be ignored and disregarded upon first inspection.