Definition of vernier engine in English:
A thruster on a spacecraft.
- The vehicle is slightly unstable on the way up, but we have plenty of control authority from the vernier engines.
- Flight control was achieved by vernier engines located on the strapon boosters and the core sustainer.
- Small, single flap skirt armor connected directly to the upper legs, vernier engines stored inside being the only reason the armor had been placed there.
1950s: named after P. Vernier (see vernier).
Definition of vernier engine in:
- US English dictionary
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