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free ascent

noun, Rocketry.
1.
the upward traveling or path of a rocket carried by its own inertia after its engine has stopped operating.
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  • Befors making his free ascent De Rozier made a trial ascent with the balloon held captive by a long rope.

    The Mastery of the Air William J. Claxton

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