launch window


noun

a precise time period during which a spacecraft can be launched from a particular site in order to achieve a desired mission, as a rendezvous with another spacecraft.

Nearby words

  1. launch,
  2. launch control center,
  3. launch pad,
  4. launch shoe,
  5. launch vehicle,
  6. launcher,
  7. launder,
  8. launderette,
  9. laundress,
  10. laundrette

Origin of launch window

First recorded in 1960–65

Also called window.

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British Dictionary definitions for launch window

launch window

noun

the limited period during which a spacecraft can be launched on a particular mission
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