Meaning ballistic missile
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ballistic missile


projectile that moves on its own momentum and the forces of gravity and air resistance.
Source: nationalgeographic.org

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ballistic missile


A missile that is lifted into space by a booster rocket and then descends toward its target in a free falling ballistic trajectory.
Source: atomicarchive.com

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ballistic missile


A delivery vehicle powered by a liquid or solid fueled rocket that primarily travels in a ballistic (free-fall) trajectory.  The flight of a ballistic missile includes three phases: 1) boost phase, w [..]
Source: nti.org

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ballistic missile


A rocket-powered delivery vehicle that has some form of guidance system, and that travels a large portion of its flight in a ballistic (free-fall) trajectory. For some longer range missiles, the fligh [..]
Source: gsinstitute.org

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ballistic missile


Any missile that does not rely upon aerodynamic surfaces to produce lift and consequently follows a ballistic trajectory when thrust is terminated.
Source: acq.osd.mil

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ballistic missile


A weapon which, in the terminal and unpowered stage of its flight, becomes a free-falling body subject to ballistic reactions.
Source: aviastar.org

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