Launch Pad


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launch pad

[′lȯnch ‚pad]
(aerospace engineering)
The load-bearing base or platform from which a rocket vehicle is launched. Also known as launching pad; pad.

Launch Pad

 

the site where rockets are launched; the launcher and launch system on which it is mounted; part of the launch complex of a cosmodrome. In some cases, rockets are assembled vertically on the launch pad from individual stages that have been tested and prepared for assembly at an installation and testing site. Payloads may also be installed on the launch pad.

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