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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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Based on the SSL 1300 platform, this satellites separation will occur 47 minutes after liftoff completing Arianespaces September 5 mission.
The streaming will begin 20 minutes before liftoff.
Liftoff portfolios, rebalanced quarterly, use mostly Vanguard ETFs, with one ETF each from iShares and State Street.
Minutes after the Wednesday liftoff, the first stage of the North's Unha-3 rocket fell in the sea off the Korean Peninsula, while the second landed east of the Philippines.
The Taylor rule, at least for the median Committee participant, does a good job in matching the first projected liftoff date.
Dr Patrick, whose other interests include flying and scuba diving is spending the last week before liftoff in quarantine with crewmates.
Since the LiftOff programme launched, more than 140 companies have benefited from its initiatives, officials said.
With the aid of hydraulic cylinders, the transporters place the platform and shuttle on the launch pad and then lower and back out from underneath, leaving the shuttle in position for liftoff.
April 11, 1970, Apollo 13: Nearly 47 hours after liftoff, an explosion in the craft's oxygen tank caused the crew to abort the mission and splash down safely in the Pacific on April 17.
The new test provides vivid evidence that foam seen crashing into a heat-resistant panel on the spacecraft's left wing during liftoff could have punched a hole big enough to allow superheated air to enter and destroy the wing during the craft's re-entry.
The proprietary liftoff door hinge design is unique in the industry.
The lack of an actual spaceship hasn't stopped more than 140 people from plunking down deposits to reserve spots on Space Adventures' future cruises, says company spokesman Chris Faranetta, who adds that liftoff is scheduled to launch by 2004.