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The Falcon 9, with TESS nestled in a protective nose cone, blasted off from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:51 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), climbing away to the east through a cloudless sky.
Also known as the payload fairing, the nose cone is the bulbous structure that surrounds the satellite at the top of the rocket.
The nose cone had separated from the rest of the plane and plowed into a five-foot ditch in the Burkhalters’ side yard, landing upside down.
One odd aspect of the video: in two clips, the missile’s nose cone is blurred out on the left side, presumably to mask some new high-tech feature.
This time, Elon Musk's company aimed to land the $6 million nose cone into a giant ocean net.
The funny thing is that literally one second later, Russia’s Ministry of Defense shows the left side of the Kinzhal nose cone unblurred.
Radar in the missiles' nose cones steer the missiles toward their targets.
Part of SpaceX's overall goal of reusability, the company has redesigned the nose cone for the Falcon 9 that splits into two halves called payload fairings.
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Definition of nose cone for English Language Learners
: the pointed front end of an aircraft, rocket, missile, etc.
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