In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Although the Chinese have reportedly studied a launch vehicle capable of launching up to 70 metric tons, they have provided no indication that they intend to build it.
- This launch vehicle carries a triple launcher which is raised for firing, with the armor plates moving to the side.
- It is then mounted to the launch vehicle using a special adaptor that will release it into space once the rocket has done its job.
- With the final selection of an architecture, full-scale development of a reusable launch vehicle could begin around the middle of this decade.
- The first launch of any new rocket is risky and few companies will want to put their very expensive new spacecraft on an untried launch vehicle.
- The problem, of course, is that one cannot by a launch vehicle by the pound: you either buy the entire vehicle, at perhaps a billion dollars in this case, or nothing at all.
- Its solid rocket motor ignited 5.2 seconds later sending the launch vehicle and research vehicle payload on its test flight.
- But the shuttle was still the launch vehicle that government programs were required to use, and it was subsidized in a manner to make sure no commercial competitors arose.
- The aircraft will climb to approximately 39,000 feet and release the launch vehicle and payload.
- Each ground system comprises a mobile ground control station with a datalink communications vehicle, a launch vehicle, a recovery vehicle and a refurbishing vehicle.
- Spacecraft operations engineers take control of the satellite after it separates from the launch vehicle up to the time when the satellite is safely positioned in its final nominal orbit.
- A kind of rocket-powered taxicab called a launch vehicle carries a satellite from earth into space.
- Both proposals are for complete missions, including launch vehicle, spacecraft and science instrument payload.
- The only regulatory regime that we have that allows safe flight for the general public while permitting revenue operation of untried vehicles is the launch vehicle regulatory regime.
- However, launch vehicle and spacecraft representatives will be available afterward to informally answer questions from the media.
- Using composite materials to reduce vehicle weight is one of the keys to successfully developing a single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle.
- GPS managers faced the need to find a new launch vehicle for the now-grounded space shuttle and finish the still incomplete second-generation of satellites.
- The launch vehicle pushes the spacecraft onto a heading that pushes it in the direction of a final destination.
- A reusable launch vehicle program could be done for one to two billion dollars a year.
- This had worked well, since there was an obvious difference between a suborbital and orbital launch, and little chance of confusing a launch vehicle with an aircraft.
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