launch window
noun Date: 1962 window 8

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Launch window — is a term used in aerospace to describe a time period in which a particular rocket must be launched. If the rocket does not launch within the window , it has to wait for the next one before it can be launched.For trips into largely arbitrary… …   Wikipedia

  • launch window — n. the period of time during which a missile, spacecraft, etc. must be launched so that it can arrive at a desired location at a specific time …   English World dictionary

  • launch window — a precise time period during which a spacecraft can be launched from a particular site in order to achieve a desired mission, as a rendezvous with another spacecraft. Also called window. [1960 65] * * * launch window noun The period of time… …   Useful english dictionary

  • launch window — {n.}, {Space English}, {informal} 1. A period of time when the line up of planets, Sun, and Moon are such as to make favorable conditions for a specific space launch. * /The mission was canceled until the next launch window which will be exactly… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • launch window — {n.}, {Space English}, {informal} 1. A period of time when the line up of planets, Sun, and Moon are such as to make favorable conditions for a specific space launch. * /The mission was canceled until the next launch window which will be exactly… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • launch\ window — noun Space English informal 1. A period of time when the line up of planets, Sun, and Moon are such as to make favorable conditions for a specific space launch. The mission was canceled until the next launch window which will be exactly six weeks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • launch window — launch′ win dow n. ars the time period when a spacecraft must be launched if it is to achieve its mission • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Launch window — Startfenster bezeichnet den Zeitraum, zu dem ein Start eines Raumflugkörpers möglich ist, so dass die Mission erfüllt werden kann. Gelingt es nicht, den Start innerhalb des Startfensters durchzuführen, muss er bis zum nächsten Startfenster… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • launch window — The earliest and latest time a rocket may launch …   Military dictionary

  • Launch Window —    A period of time, ranging from minutes to hours, within which a launch must occur for a rocket or Space Shuttle to place its payload in the proper orbit …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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