Launch may refer to:

In boating:

  • Launch (boat), a large motor boat
  • Motor Launch (ML), a small military vessel used by the Royal Navy
  • Ship naming and launching, when a ship or boat is dispatched from a slipway, prior to fitting out and commissioning

In other uses:

  • Launch (Dragon Ball), a character in Dragon Ball media
  • Rocket launch, first phase of a rocket flight
  • Air launch, the practice of dropping an aircraft, rocket, or missile from a mothership
  • LAUNCH Media, creators of LAUNCH magazine and
  • LAUNCHcast, an Internet radio service offered by Yahoo! Music
  • Sea Launch, ocean-based space launch company

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)