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ABORT

To stop or prevent the progression of different operations; to prevent computer data transfer, to terminate spaceflight, to stop take-off of an aircraft.

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ACCELERATION STRESS

Physiological changes in the human body as a result of rapid increase of speed. Rapid accelerations are more stressful than gradual changes of speed. Acceleration forces are measured in units of gravitational acceleration (g). There are three types of acceleration stress, depending on the position of the body in reference to the direction of acceleration: positive, negative and transverse.

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ACCELERATION TOLERANCE

Maximal acceleration that equipment can withstand. Maximal g force that an individual can withstand without losing conscience.

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ACTIVE SATELLITE

Satellite which receives and transmits amplified microwave signals from a base.

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AERODYNAMIC BRAKING

A method of deceleration of the aircraft during landing using systems different than the wheel brakes.

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AERODYNAMIC HEATING

The increase of temperature of a vehicle while it passes through the atmosphere due to increased air friction.

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AIR DRAG

Resistance to the motion of a body that passes through the Earth

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AIRBORNE MISSILE CONTROL SYSTEM

Electronic equipment that can be seen in newly designed aircraft which detects enemy aircraft and missiles at long distances.

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AMCS

It is the abbreviation for airborne missile control system.

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ANIK

In November 1972 satellites were launched and they were sensing satellites in Canada.

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