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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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NASCAR has conducted more than 200 hours of lift-off testing at four different wind tunnels in the past 15 years.
The international Lift-Off Film Festival is scheduled to take place between September 4th and September 6th.
Various methods have been invented to deal with the lift-off effect with limited success.
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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.
But two tragic accidents - the loss of challenger, which exploded on lift-off in january 1986, and the distintegration of challenger on re-entry in February 2003 - resulted in 14 crew being killed.
These connectors were intended to be separated only during a separation command at 292 seconds after lift-off.
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.