payload (missile)
See payload, Part 2.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • payload — (n.) 1930, from PAY (Cf. pay) (n. or v.) + LOAD (Cf. load) (n.). Originally the part of an aircraft s load from which revenue is derived (passengers, cargo, mail); figurative sense of bombs, etc. carried by a plane or missile is from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • payload — ► NOUN 1) the part of a vehicle s load which earns revenue; passengers and cargo. 2) an explosive warhead carried by an aircraft or missile. 3) the load carried by a spacecraft …   English terms dictionary

  • Payload (air and space craft) — In military aircraft or space exploration, the payload is the carrying capacity of an aircraft or space ship, including as cargo, munitions, scientific instruments or experiments. External fuel, when optionally carried, is also considered part of …   Wikipedia

  • Missile Technology Control Regime — The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an informal and voluntary partnership between 34 countries to prevent the proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology capable of carrying a 500 kg payload at least… …   Wikipedia

  • Missile Defense Alarm System — The Missile Defense Alarm System was an American system of 12 early warning satellites that provided limited notice of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile launches between 1960 and 1966. Originally intended to serve as a complete early… …   Wikipedia

  • Payload — Charge utile La charge utile (payload en anglais ; la charge payante) représente ce qui est effectivement transporté par un moyen de transport donné, et qui donne lieu à un paiement ou un bénéfice non pécuniaire pour être transporté. La… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • payload — /pay lohd /, n. 1. the part of a cargo producing revenue or income, usually expressed in weight. 2. the number of paying passengers, as on an airplane. 3. Aerospace, Mil. a. the bomb load, warhead, cargo, or passengers of an aircraft, a rocket,… …   Universalium

  • payload — pay|load [ˈpeıləud US loud] n 1.) [U and C] the amount of goods or passengers that can be carried by a vehicle, or the goods that a vehicle is carrying →↑cargo payload of ▪ The helicopter is designed to carry a payload of 2640 pounds. 2.) the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • payload — [[t]pe͟ɪloʊd[/t]] payloads 1) N VAR The payload of an aircraft or spacecraft is the amount or weight of things or people that it is carrying. [TECHNICAL] With these very large passenger payloads one question looms above all others safety. Syn:… …   English dictionary

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