What is launch?

  • (verb): Launch for the first time; launch on a maiden voyage.
    Example: "Launch a ship"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on launch:

Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 - Future Use - LC-39B
... NASA deactivated LC-39B on January 1, 2007, thus making the nighttime launch of STS-116, which occurred on December 9, 2006, its last shuttle mission ... Between the STS-116 launch and the STS-125 mission, when Endeavour was placed on LC-39B in the event NASA needed to launch the STS-400 rescue mission, contractors ... As of June 2012, repairs and modifications to selected facility systems at Launch Complex (LC) 39B for Space Launch System (SLS) processing and launch operations are finishing the first phase of a five-phase ...
Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 - Space Shuttle Usage - Launch Towers
... of these chemicals required numerous safety measures at the Launch Complex ... tanking operations began and during launch, non-essential personnel were excluded from the danger area ... The Launch Control Center and Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) were almost exactly three miles (5 km) away ...
Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39
... Launch Complex 39 (LC-39) is a rocket launch site at the John F ... Launches from LC-39 are supervised from the Launch Control Center, located 3 miles (4.8 km) from the launch pads ... LC-39 is one of several launch sites that share the Eastern Test Range ...
Institute 22
... a conspiracy theory that Institute 22 was involved in a cover-up of a near-nuclear launch ... Nuclear Bases was brought online, and for no apparent reason a nuclear missile was ready to launch ... After 30 seconds of panic and chaos, the launch was aborted as mysteriously as it had appeared ...
Optus (satellite) - D-Class - Optus D3
... Location 156° east Launch Date 21 August 2009 Equipment 32 Ku band transponders (consisting of twenty four 125 watt primary and eight 44 watt backup transponders ...

More definitions of "launch":

  • (verb): Get going; give impetus to.
    Example: "Launch a career"
    Synonyms: set in motion
  • (verb): Begin with vigor.
    Synonyms: plunge
  • (verb): Smoothen the surface of.
    Example: "Float plaster"
  • (verb): Propel with force.
    Example: "Launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
  • (noun): A motorboat with an open deck or a half deck.
  • (noun): The act of propelling with force.
    Synonyms: launching

Famous quotes containing the word launch:

    Now launch the small ship, now as the body dies
    and life departs, launch out, the fragile soul
    in the fragile ship of courage, the ark of faith
    with its store of food and little cooking pans
    and change of clothes,
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I had often stood on the banks of the Concord, watching the lapse of the current, an emblem of all progress, following the same law with the system, with time, and all that is made ... and at last I resolved to launch myself on its bosom and float whither it would bear me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)