In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on spacecraft)cohete propulsor masculinecohete de propulsión masculine(rocket/engine/motor) (before noun) de propulsión
- This guidance system reads gyroscopes and accelerometers and sends appropriate commands to attitude control thrusters.
- But ion thrusters and ordinary rocket engines part ways in their choice of propellant and their source of the energy that accelerates it.
- These thrusters allowed the spacecraft to modify their orbits with less propellant than is the case with chemical engines.
- On the way down it will take images that will help determine its exact location and altitude, and set the timing for the final thruster firings.
- The impactor carries four 22 - Newton thrusters, which can fire in pulses varying in length from 0.015 to 0.5 seconds.
- Using small thrusters, the spacecraft will rotate so that the solar panels are oriented perpendicular to the Sun.
- Other features, such as a telescope and finely tuned thrusters, enable the spacecraft to stay exactly oriented on a distant star.
- At intervals, the ATV will also use its thrusters to boost the Station's altitude.
- The craft was streamlined, probably capable of atmospheric flight, with twin thrusters to either side of the aft section of the fuselage.
- SMART - 1 will then use its thruster to reduce the altitude and eccentricity of this orbit.
- Some of the mines move using rocket thrusters, others use a hopping mechanism and hold enough fuel to make 100 leaps.
- Proper lateral guidance, or guidance around the cylinder, is ensured by small rockets called thrusters.
- Another application is analysis of plume impingement, the effects of firing of thrusters by one spacecraft on another spacecraft nearby.
- The Busek Company will provide a set of miniature ion thrusters capable of controlling spacecraft position with extremely fine precision.
- This raised the possibility that Russian rocket thrusters would be needed to fire much more frequently, depleting their limited supply of propellant.
- It will rotate gradually by about 180 degrees, over 10 minutes, so that the thrusters are pointed in the same direction that the spacecraft is moving.
- The long-lived spacecraft keeps itself pointed correctly by firing small thrusters fueled by hydrazine gas.
- After that, the main thruster will give the spacecraft a push in the new direction.
- They used the thrusters, over several months, to nudge the satellite into a geosynchronous Earth orbit.
- After one and a half orbits the Saturn thrusters fired and the astronauts began their odyssey.
2informal(ambitious person)arribista masculine
- Old head Taylor and young thruster Tom Shanklin will keep honest whatever centre pairing McGeechan wishes to field.
- Entirely staffed by young thrusters and perpetual Peter Pans, television is simply not a grown-up medium.
- Who are the young thrusters in the England squad?
- Well, I don't think we should aggravate the woes of the NHS with thousands of Tory thrusters queueing up for speech therapy and gender reassignment.
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