spacecraft launching

spacecraft launching

[′spās‚kraft ‚lȯnch·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The setting into motion of a space vehicle with sufficient force to cause it to leave the earth's atmosphere.
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Presolicitation: Nasa Ksc - Commercial Payload Processing For East Coast Spacecraft Launching On Expendable Launch Vehicles With An Ordering Period Between Calendar Years 2017 And 2021
There's the enhanced Cygnus spacecraft launching atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket, a modified Antares rocket returning to service in 2016 along with three scheduled launches set for next year.
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016.

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