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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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