Definition

Ascent phase

Ascent phase refers to that portion of the flight of a ballistic missile or space vehicle that begins after powered flight and ends just prior to apogee.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Surface warfare
    Surface warfare is that portion of maritime warfare in which operations are conducted ...
  • Space capability
    Space capability refers to 1. The ability of a space asset to accomplish a mission. ...
  • Culminating point
    Culminating point is the point at which a force no longer has the capability to continue ...
  • Item manager
    Item manager is an individual within the organization of an inventory control point or ...
  • Actuated mine
    Actuated mine— a mine whose detecting element has been operated and either electrically ...