inertial upper stage

inertial upper stage
a U.S. two-stage, solid-propellant rocket used to boost a relatively heavy spacecraft from a low earth orbit into a planetary trajectory or an elliptical transfer orbit. Abbr.: IUS Cf. payload assist module.

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