aerostat (plural aerostats)

  1. An aircraft, such as a dirigible or balloon, that derives its lift from buoyancy rather than from wings or rotors.
  2. A moored balloon flown in a semi-permanent manner, such as a border patrol monitoring balloon affixed at 18,000 feet (~6 km).
  • (lighter-than-air craft, with respect to its weight relationship with air) aerodyne
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Italian: aerostato
  • Russian: аэроста́т

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