first-stage

first-stage

said of larva; the first of several larval stages.
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As with other GTO missions, the first-stage will be subject to extreme velocities and re-entry heating, making a successful landing difficult," SpaceX said.
If they are not all short it almost surely indicates that you have set the transfer point from first-stage to second-stage injection incorrectly.
1, 2012 (CENS) -- With land reclamation for the construction of its steel plant in Vietnam going smoothly, Formosa Plastics Group will kick off first-stage construction in February 2013, aiming to activate the plant at the end of 2014, according to the group.
SEUL (CyHAN)- The launch of South Korea's KSLV-1, its first space launch vehicle, which was due to take place on Friday morning, has been put off owing to a minor failure in its Russian-made Khrunichev RD-191 first-stage rocket motor, the Russian space agency said.
5-million-mt/y, open-pit, first-stage heap leach component of the Cerro del Gallo gold-silver project in Guanajuato state, Mexico.
More than 2,600 candidates are vying for 90 seats up for grabs in the first-stage vote, held in 13 of Egypt's 27 governorates, according to the report quoted by DPA.
While preparing some reference materials aimed at clarifying the content of the safety assessments, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency added another disaster scenario to be looked at in the first-stage assessment, namely the case in which both an earthquake and tsunami hit a reactor like the situation that triggered the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
HOUSTON -- Charts of women undergoing second-stage caesarean deliveries due to dysfunctional labor or presumed cephalopelvic disproportion often contain first-stage harbingers of trouble that go unrecognized by obstetricians, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.
The first stage turbine nozzle takes the high-temperature air from the combustor and directs it at the optimum angle into the first-stage turbine blade row," said Bob Ackerman, manager of the GE9O turbine airfoils for the GE90-115 engine.
The other first-stage model relates a putative confounding variable to PM.
North Korea is believed to be using a first-stage rocket similar to that of the Chinese ballistic missile CSS-3 in its Taepodong-2 missile, which Pyongyang will reportedly test-fire soon, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.