Definition of Launch pad

1. Noun. A platform from which rockets or space craft are launched.

Exact synonyms: Launch Area, Launching Pad, Launchpad, Pad
Generic synonyms: Platform
Group relationships: Launching Site



Definition of Launch pad

1. Noun. The surface or structure from which a launch is made. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Launch Pad

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laumontite
laumontites
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launce
launced
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launces
launcet
launcets
launch
launch area
launch complex
launch game
launch games
launch pad (current term)
launch pads
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launching site

Literary usage of Launch pad

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1. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"Previous custom was to "stack" (assemble) the rocket at the launch pad itself, ... This approach completely tied up the launch pad during the careful ..."

2. Commercial Space Launch Industry: Congressional Hearing edited by Bill Frist (2001)
"And the launch pad of the future can be seen at Edwards Air Force Base where the X-33 launch pad uses modern information technology. ..."

3. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"... nor were the Saturn's pyrotechnics installed; consequently no emergency equipment or personnel were at the launch pad. Wiring carrying electrical power ..."

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