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launch vehicle

noun
1.
Aerospace. a rocket used to launch a spacecraft or satellite into orbit or a space probe into space.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-1960
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Examples from the web for launch vehicle
  • Shuttle is still the heaviest manned launch vehicle available.
  • Second, this is a company with multiple potentially disruptive innovations in the pipeline, including the reusable launch vehicle.
  • Let them drop the million and one side projects they have and focus them on a new launch vehicle and their core mission.
  • Might have some interesting utility for say powering a launch vehicle.
  • Even in the later days, no launch vehicle was ever considered entirely trustworthy or safe.
  • Up to now, launch vehicle programs have been developed for two markets: the government and communication satellite operators.
British Dictionary definitions for launch vehicle

launch vehicle

noun
1.
a rocket, without its payload, used to launch a spacecraft
2.
another name for booster (sense 2)
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