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launch window

noun
1.
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.
Also called window.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • Second, rather than having to wait ages on the ground for the right launch window, an air-launcher can fly to a better location.
British Dictionary definitions for launch window

launch window

noun
1.
the limited period during which a spacecraft can be launched on a particular mission
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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