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adjective as in driving

adjective as in forward


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The Celera 500L, according to Chief Technology Officer David Bogue, is “designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, and is coupled with a very effective propulsion system.”

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It might not sound like much, but Benkoski and his team just demonstrated solar thermal propulsion, a previously theoretical type of rocket engine that is powered by the Sun’s heat.

The rest of the partnerships, from artificial lunar regolith to radio-frequency propulsion, can be read about at this NASA post.

Among the many areas of investment where Deloitte anticipates continued growth over the next decade, for example, is electric propulsion systems and aircraft, urban air mobility and fully automated flight decks.

Other far-out ideas include building and launching a lens-like spacecraft that focuses sunlight onto an asteroid’s surface, thus creating a makeshift propulsion system from vaporized dust.

Both these competitors flew the Farman biplane with the 50 horse-power Gnome motor as propulsive power.

When we think of such habits, the union of habit with desire and with propulsive power is forced upon us.

The habit is propulsive and moves anyway toward some end, or result, whether it is projected as an end-in-view or not.

The event added new strength to his propulsive powers and doubly nerved him to meet the fiery trials in reserve for him.

Its submerged control was bad, but its electric propulsive system worked well.

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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to propulsive, such as: active, compelling, dynamic, sweeping, urging, and energetic.

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