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ˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪksas·tro·nau·tics

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  1. aeronautics, astronauticsnoun

    the theory and practice of navigation through air or space


  1. astronauticsnoun

    The theory and practice of navigation through the upper atmosphere or outer space; the science of travel beyond the Earth's atmosphere.


  1. astronauticsnoun

    Navigation through space.

  2. astronauticsnoun

    The science and technology of spaceflight.


  1. Astronautics

    Astronautics, and related astronautical engineering, is the theory and practice of navigation beyond the Earth's atmosphere. In other words, it is the science and technology of space flight. The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree of technology overlapping between the two fields, the term aerospace is often used to describe them both. As with aeronautics, the restrictions of mass, temperatures, and external forces require that applications in space survive extreme conditions: high-grade vacuum, the radiation bombardment of interplanetary space and the magnetic belts of low Earth orbit. Space launch vehicles must withstand titanic forces, while satellites can experience huge variations in temperature in very brief periods. Extreme constraints on mass cause astronautical engineers to face the constant need to save mass in the design in order to maximize the actual payload that reaches orbit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronautics in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronautics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • مِلَاحَة الفَضَاء, مِلَاحَة فَضَائِيَّةArabic
  • kosmonautikaCzech
  • αστροναυτικήGreek
  • astronáuticaSpanish
  • अंतरिक्ष यात्रीHindi
  • astronauticăRomanian
  • космона́втика, астрона́втикаRussian
  • نجم جُوئيات, نجم جُوئِيSindhi
  • வானவியல்Tamil

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