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lift-off

[′lif‚tȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
The action of a rocket vehicle as it leaves its launch pad in a vertical ascent.
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The international Lift-Off Film Festival is scheduled to take place between September 4th and September 6th.
The lift-off effect of the bridge sensor due to vibrations can also be measured using the summing signal of the detection coils and be used to dynamically compensate the differential signal to more accurately reflect the defect characteristics.
IDEAL LOCATION: Mike Jefferson, top right, and Lingdale Lift-Off members celebrate the transformation of the area that is now Prospect Park, above Pictures by KATIE LUNN gazettelive.
OFF: The Falcon 9 rocket turns night into day during lift-off from its launch pad as it streaks over a model of NASA's space shuttle
The Competition is part of a series of activities in the Lift-Off initiative that will take place during 2012.
US and South Korean officials said hours earlier that the rocket splintered into pieces about a minute after lift-off over the Yellow Sea, calling it a provocative failed test of missile technology.
In the present context, the winding angle is defined as the angle between the tangential line on the package surface which is perpendicular to the package axis and the line tangential to the yarn at the lift-off point.
At the lift-off point D the yam leaves the package surfaces and forms the balloon.
Summary: India's space programme takes a knock after rocket exploded just after lift-off.
NASA discovered a worrisome gouge on Endeavour's belly soon after the shuttle docked with the international space station, possibly caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank a minute after lift-off.
Nasa said nine pieces of foam insulation broke off the shuttle's fuel tank during lift-off on Wednesday evening, and three pieces appeared to strike the shuttle.
The 100ft high VLS-3 rocket was just three days from lift-off.