downrange

[ adjective doun-reynj; adverb doun-reynj ]

adjective, adverbRocketry.
  1. being in the designated path from a launch pad to the point on a course generally taken as the target: The signal was picked up by a downrange radar station.

Origin of downrange

1
First recorded in 1950–55; down1 + range

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British Dictionary definitions for downrange

downrange

/ (ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ) /


adjective, adverb
  1. in the direction of the intended flight path of a rocket or missile

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