inertial upper stage


noun

a U.S. two-stage, solid-propellant rocket used to boost a relatively heavy spacecraft from a low earth orbit into a planetary trajectory or an elliptical transfer orbit. Abbreviation: IUS

Nearby words

  1. inertial guidance,
  2. inertial mass,
  3. inertial observer,
  4. inertial platform,
  5. inertial system,
  6. inertness,
  7. inescapable,
  8. inescutcheon,
  9. inessential,
  10. inessive


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