launch window


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launch window

An interval of time during which a planetary probe, etc., must be launched in order to attain a desired position at a desired time.

launch window

[′lȯnch ‚win·dō]
(aerospace engineering)
The time period during which a spacecraft or missile must be launched in order to achieve a desired encounter, rendezvous, or impact.
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There is a backup launch window scheduled for Wednesday beginning at 1:30 p.
The launch window for ViaSat-2 is one hour in duration, opening at 4:45 pm PDT / 8:45 pm GFT / 11:45 pm UTC.
The move comes after North Koreas announced on Monday that it will extend the 13-day launch window by one week until December 29 to fix a "technical deficiency" in the rocket's first-stage control engine module.
The original launch window was December 10 to December 22.
But because of concerns about the launchpad's 'water deluge' system, the blast-off was abandoned after a 33-minute launch window expired just before 11pm UK time.
That reportedly gives the North a launch window of about a month.
NASA officials expect they can get the problem fixed before the launch window for shuttle Atlantis to rendezvous with the space station closes Sept.
Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov.
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Dawn will miss its originally planned mid-2006 launch window by at least 14 months.
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