launching ramp

launching ramp

[′lȯn·chiŋ ‚ramp]
(aerospace engineering)
A ramp used for launching an aircraft or missile into the air.
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Meanwhile, amateur fishermen complained about the bad condition of the launching ramp on the Olympia Coast, warning the authorities that if they ignore them they will protest by closing the Limassol coastal road with their boats.
The man, who had slipped on steps at the end of a launching ramp at around 9am on Monday, was conscious but becoming hypothermic in the freezing conditions.
They include a project to increase efficiency at Macduff Shipyards, building a new boat launching ramp to allow larger steel and aluminium vessels to be launched in the harbour.
The barges were launched in the sea using a safe Y[pounds sterling]control launching' method as they were lifted on airbags then rolled towards a launching ramp using two 30-tonne excavators for pushing.
Eliminating the previously used launching ramp also reduces cost, and saves valuable time when cleaning the prover in preparation for water draws in the future.
The sea-faring Captain's Shed Destination features a custom Captain lifeboat, launching ramp and working winch to haul Captain in and out of the water.
After locating the vessel and the two men, who were from Oxclose in Washington, it was taken in tow by the inshore lifeboat and taken to the launching ramp at Fatfield where it was recovered from the water back on to its own trailer.
The Japanese group, which is making a documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, visited the Soviet R-12 missile launching ramp, which was set up near the town of San Cristobal in October 1962.
Flutag, which means "flying day" in German, is synonymous with a wacky flying event featuring human-powered contraptions pushed off a 25-foot launching ramp over a body of water.
No, Calvin's problem was skateboarders using its roof as a kind of launching ramp.
Amenities: Boat launching ramp at Pyramid Lake Recreation area, about four miles south of the campground.
Up for sale are a 42,000-SF athletic club, a nine-hole golf course, two boat docks, launching ramp, 40 homesites, three new upscale homes and five condominium lots for future development.