payload assist module


noun

a U.S. solid-propellant rocket used to boost a medium-weight spacecraft from a circular low-earth orbit to an elliptical transfer orbit for later insertion into a geosynchronous orbit. Abbreviation: PAM

Nearby words

  1. paye,
  2. payee,
  3. payer,
  4. paying guest,
  5. payload,
  6. payload bay,
  7. payload specialist,
  8. payloader,
  9. paymaster,
  10. payment


Origin of payload assist module

First recorded in 1980–85

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