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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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Intelsat 39 - built by Maxar for global operator Intelsat - is the mission's upper passenger and will be released first in the flight sequence 29 minutes after liftoff.
The streaming will begin 20 minutes before liftoff.
The otherwise high-net-worth-focused RIA quietly launched Liftoff last October.
The SpaceX company's supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting lab two days after its liftoff, with its supply of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents.
When Pyongyang's last attempt in April ended in failure after the rocket flamed out shortly after liftoff, it was smashed into about 20 pieces.
We then compare the federal funds rate path implied by the Taylor rule to the liftoff dates implied by participants' interest rate projections.
"Roger, liftoff, and the clock has started," Shepard called out, the boom of the liftoff in the background.
Success came on launch try number six, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the liftoff of man's first moon landing.
Launch director Mike Leinbach called the liftoff the "most visually beautiful" he has ever seen.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration delayed the liftoff Wednesday of the space shuttle Discovery by at least one day due to a fuel leak found during launch preparations.
Sidebars offer additional, higher-level information Pair with Mitchell's Liftoff for more in-depth reading.
A chunk of insulation foam had broken off the external tank on liftoff and punched a hole in the vehicle's wing.