Definition of aeroshell in English:

aeroshell

noun

  • A casing which protects a spacecraft during re-entry.

    • ‘The lander is wrapped in deflated airbags, cocooned within a protective aeroshell.’
    • ‘It therefore will need a new type of aeroshell and a strong parachute to slow it down.’
    • ‘The phase where the rovers landed safely on the planet called for a parachute, aeroshell and retro-rockets.’
    • ‘If all goes according to plan, the aeroshell capsule will hit the top of the Martian atmosphere on January 4.’
    • ‘Researchers reviewed features seen in several images that they believe could be the lander and its protective aeroshell.’

Pronunciation:

aeroshell

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