Jettison


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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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I sincerely feel that Jettison is an extension of my living room, and whoever comes in the door are my friends.
Specifically, the collective has eight switches with the radio transmit and emergency jettison next to each other.
Manish claims that putting the Instavest on and off is so simple that a person can jettison the vest in less than a second in a single action and then reassemble and put it back on in less than 45 seconds.
In other words, VentureStar is a single-stage-to-orbit rocket; it doesn't jettison fuel tanks and booster rockets the way the space shuttle does.
Static Fire of Launch Abort System's Jettison Motors is First Full-Scale Propulsion Test for Orion Program --
Applause resounded from NASA and its partners as they watched Orions jettison motor generate 40,000 pounds of thrust in just a blink of an eye, preparing the spacecraft for its first integrated mission with the Space Launch System rocket.
The pilots conducted the emergency jettison because they were low on fuel and could not land with their bomb load, the Navy said.
He decided that jettisoning the fuel tanks at the Nellis Jettison Area and keeping the HARM on board would be the best course of action.
50-cal machine gun has had some feeding and jamming problems since the installation of the new gun jettison rack, NSN 1095-14-553-8310.
The Manas Air Base leadership notified Kyrgyz officials of a KC-135 in-flight emergency that resulted in a jettison of 54,000 pounds (31,000 liters) of fuel over the remote mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan June 21.
This is evidently what she's now focusing on--while seeing how much cultural baggage she can jettison before the whole enterprise floats into the clouds.