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Meaning of "launch vehicle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAUNCH VEHICLE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAUNCH VEHICLE

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Launch vehicle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LAUNCH VEHICLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

launch vehicle

Launch vehicle

In spaceflight, a launch vehicle or carrier rocket is a rocket used to carry a payload from Earth's surface into outer space. A launch system includes the launch vehicle, the launch pad, and other infrastructure. Although a carrier rocket's payload is often an artificial satellite placed into orbit, some spaceflights are sub-orbital, while others enable spacecraft to escape Earth orbit entirely. A launch vehicle used for a sub-orbital flight is often called a sounding rocket. Launch vehicles, especially orbital launch vehicles, typically have at least two stages, and sometimes as many as 4 or more.

Definition of launch vehicle in the English dictionary

The definition of launch vehicle in the dictionary is a rocket, without its payload, used to launch a spacecraft.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAUNCH VEHICLE

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launcegaye
Launceston
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launch pad
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launch window
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launching
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laund
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Launderette
laundering
laundress
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WORDS THAT END LIKE LAUNCH VEHICLE

all-terrain vehicle
armed response vehicle
article
articulated vehicle
chicle
commercial vehicle
heavy goods vehicle
high-sided vehicle
industrial vehicle
launching vehicle
light vehicle
motor vehicle
multipurpose vehicle
public service vehicle
re-entry vehicle
recovery vehicle
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Synonyms and antonyms of launch vehicle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «launch vehicle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAUNCH VEHICLE

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The translations of launch vehicle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «launch vehicle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

运载火箭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vehículo de lanzamiento
570 millions of speakers

English

launch vehicle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रक्षेपण यान
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مركبة الإطلاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ракета-носитель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

veículo de lançamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লঞ্চ গাড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Véhicule de lancement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melancarkan kenderaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trägerrakete
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

打上げ機
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

발사체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Peluncuran kendaraan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khởi động xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாகனம் அறிமுகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लॉन्च वाहन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aracı çalıştır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

veicolo di lancio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uruchomienie pojazdu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ракета - носій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vehicule de lansare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όχημα εκτόξευσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voertuig begin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bärraket
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bæreraketten
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAUNCH VEHICLE»

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Commercial Satellite Launch Vehicle Attitude Control Systems ...
This book is written for aerospace engineers who have completed their BS degree and are interested in the design and analysis of rocket attitude control systems.
Chong Hun Kim, 2007
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The Soyuz Launch Vehicle: The Two Lives of an Engineering ...
It addresses the sensitive issue of the strategic choices that led to the establishment of Soyuz in French Guiana, describing the role of a few visionaries in Russia and in Europe who decided to leave their respective isolation behind and ...
Christian Lardier, Stefan Barensky, 2013
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Reusable Launch Vehicle:: Technology Development and Test ...
This book assesses whether the technology development, test and analysis programs in propulsion and materials-related technologies are properly constituted to provide the information required to support a December 1996 decision to build the ...
Committee on Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology and Test Program, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, 1996
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The Black Arrow rocket: a history of a satellite launch ...
In 1971, its predecessor, R3, carried out the only launch of a spacecraft by a British vehicle. This book draws on the Science Museum's unique collection of rocket engines and vehicles to tell Black Arrow's story.
Douglas Millard, Science Museum (Great Britain), 2001
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Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the ...
This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, and the people who designed and built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing ...
Roger E. Bilstein, 1999
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U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle
With the first book devoted primarily to military hardware and the second to launch vehicle hardware, Hunley offers a sweeping overview of these impressive engineering innovations as well as insights into the dynamic personalities ...
J. D. Hunley, 2008
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Access to space issues associated with DOD's Evolved ...
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program Plans and Issues In May 1994, DOD's space launch modernization plan (known as the Moorman study) discussed the increasing hardware costs associated with DOD's medium- and heavy-lift ...
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Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion: Principles, Practice and ...
5.8 ACTUAL LAUNCH VEHICLE TRAJECTORIES There is a variety of launch vehicle trajectories ranging from simple launches with solid-fuelled rockets to those of highly sophisticated vehicles with advanced guidance programmes.
Martin J. L. Turner, 2008
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A Fixed-point Framework for Launch Vehicle Ascent Guidance
As mentioned in Chapter 1, the complete ascent trajectory of a launch vehicle is partitioned into two portions: the atmospheric portion and the vacuum portion. The launch vehicle's ascent guidance system is performed in open-loop mode ...
Lijun Zhang, 2006
10
Space Transportation: A Systems Approach to Analysis and Design
Companion CD-ROM contains software for mission and life cycle cost analysis (OSAMS).
Walter Edward Hammond, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAUNCH VEHICLE»

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Atlas V rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral - Dispatch Times
The Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 401 configuration vehicle carried out the launch. “The GPS IIF-10 launch milestone ... «Dispatch Times, Jul 15»
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Waiting for GSLV | Business Standard Editorials
As a result, there has been a reliance on the dated technology of the PSLV (Polar satellite launch vehicle), which lacks power. The Mars ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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Astronauts forced to take shelter from space junk - Dispatch Times
Such debris includes nonfunctional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris and fragmentation debris. Some of ... «Dispatch Times, Jul 15»
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Successful Test Results of the World's First Combustion Free …
... the specific impulse achieved would have been above the 600s threshold required for single-stage-to-orbit operations of a launch vehicle, ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Enters the Commercial Market
The Angara 1.2 launch vehicle can lift 3 metric tons to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and was successfully flight demonstrated on July 9, 2014 from the ... «Space Ref, Jul 15»
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USAF contracts Orbital ATK for ORS-5 SensorSat spacecraft launch …
Under the $23.6m contract, Orbital is responsible for launching the ORS-5 SensorSat spacecraft using a rocket from its Minotaur launch vehicle ... «Airforce Technology, Jul 15»
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SSL-built satellite for Embratel Star One begins post-launch …
The satellite, Star One C4, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Amid RD-180 Debate, Russia Aims To Sell Engines to China …
... Services strategic forces subcommittee, said in a July 15 email to SpaceNews. “We've got an engine problem, not a launch vehicle problem.”. «Space News, Jul 15»
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NASA selects four astronauts to train for new launch vehicle
The company has started construction of its crew access tower at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Complex 41 and remodeled a ... «Lid Time - Weird News, Entertainment, News Headlines, Jul 15»
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports ULA Launch of Navigation Satellite for …
Aerojet Rocketdyne's primary role began after the Atlas V lifted off the pad and the Centaur upper stage separated from the launch vehicle. «Space Ref, Jul 15»

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