ogive ogive


  • (n) front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere


  • Both Payloads For Next Ariane 5 Flight Are Now Mated To The Launcher

    Two-Satellite Stack Set For Launch July 25 The heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s July 25 mission from French Guiana is now complete following integration of its full payload “stack,” consisting of the Alphasat and INSAT-3D spacecraft. Encapsulated in its ogive-shaped protective fairing, Alphasat was lowered into place yesterday over INSAT-3D – which was installed atop Ariane 5’s cryogenic ...
    on July 22, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

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incipient incipient
/ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt /