Definition of spin-stabilized in English:


(British spin-stabilised)


  • (of a satellite or spacecraft) stabilized in a desired orientation by being made to rotate about an axis.

    • ‘Other ASVN applications include missiles and rockets that might rotate at launch for thrust equalization and to augment stability, or spin-stabilized micro- or nano-satellites.’
    • ‘220-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher The 9P140 Uragan (previously referred to incorrectly as BM - 22) is the world's first modern fin and spin-stabilized heavy rocket system.’
    • ‘Is the ability to hit the target with high reliability influenced if the target is either tumbling or spin-stabilized?’