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thruster

th ruh ster

  • n  one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
  • n  a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft

  • In addition, the latest Cosmos has thruster jets that enable it to change the orbit of the whole complex, leading TASS to dub it a "space tugboat.
  • The rollwith no friction or counterfiring thruster to stop itcontinued undiminished.
  • Turned out the bum thruster was on the Gemini spacecraft itself and with the mass now reduced, the rotation rate accelerated to 500 r.
News & Articles

  • Kongsberg overhauls Saipem vessel control systems
    Work took place in Stavanger and Rotterdam between October 2012 and March 2013. Kongsberg Maritime replaced automation, thruster control, dynamic positioning, ballast control, and integrated bridge systems.
    June 20, 2013 - Offshore Magazine
Quotes

  • Robert Zubrin in Space.com
    If you just have technology development programs, you get a thruster without a reactor to power it,Zubrin said. "You have to develop the complete set that fits together to give you mission capability."
  • Simon Anderson in Surfline.com Surf News
    Simon explains: "I'm working on a fish four-fin design that gives me amazing spark in small waves up to four feet. I've approached the design from a thruster perspective having solid fins at the back and your normal thruster side fins at the front."
  • Michael Fincke in Space.com
    If we lose one more gyroscope we'll have to use a lot of [thruster] fuel,Fincke explained from his orbiting home during a June 15 mission update. "We really don't want to get into that situation, so we're going outside."

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