launch pad


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n launch pad a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
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  • Denis Waitley
    “If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”


In literature:

It is the assembly plant of Volkswagen and the export launching pad of other multinationals.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Pitov turned on a couple of view-screens, one from a pickup on the roof of the bunker and another from the launching-pad.
"The Answer" by Henry Beam Piper
In the early hours of June 4th, a single-stage, two-egg, thirty-five gallon Atlas rocket poised on the launching pads at Cape Canaveral.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
Nowhere was there any sign of a launching pad, with its gantries and cranes and jet baffles.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The first sunshine glinted on the two rockets and their single, attendant gantry tower, waiting on the launching pad.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Gotta have launching pads and computers and all that stuff.
"Master of None" by Lloyd Neil Goble
Someone had sketched a knight in armor with crayon right on the concrete of the launching pad.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Except for the launch pad and telemetry, everything's going to be underground.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Of course, at Baikonur they always were initiated while the Energia was on the launch pad, at full atmospheric pressure.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
They quickly launched it and rowed to the far side of the lake, anchoring near a stretch of lily pads.
"The Missing Formula" by Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt

In news:

Race is on to lure SpaceX launch pad .
Launch Pad Tech on Monday announced its first class of startups for its downtown Miami accelerator.
CJR's " Launch Pad " feature invites new media publishers to blog about their experiences on the news frontier.
US monitors North Korea launch pad .
The Alaska Legislature, at Gov Sean Parnell's urging, approved $25 million for a new launch pad at the Kodiak Launch Complex.
An Austin-based environmental group has launched an online petition drive to stop SpaceX from building a launch pad near Brownsville.
North Korea shows off its launch pad and satellite.
Rocket in position at launch pad .
Rocket in position at launch pad in North Korea.
North Korea moves long-range rocket to launch pad .
'What We Carried' at the Launch Pad Gallery.
The exhibit runs through Oct 29 at the Launch Pad Gallery, 534 SE Oak St, Portland.
It takes a village, and a launch pad .
SpaceX breaks ground on California launch pad .
Final space shuttle on launch pad .

In science:

Once the linear method is developed, we use it as a launching pad into the realms of nonlinear multigrid and nonlinear adaptive multigrid.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Right : Herschel and Planck integrated in the Ariane 5 rocket, ready for take off on its launch pad.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
ATE execution are added (no launch or capture using test controller clock or system reset, scan enable always inactive during not used, feedback paths capture phase, through bidirectional pads not utilized).
Logic Design for On-Chip Test Clock Generation - Implementation Details and Impact on Delay Test Quality