Definition of launch pad in English:

launch pad

Syllabification: launch pad
(also launching pad)

noun

  • The area on which a rocket stands for launching, typically consisting of a platform with a supporting structure.
    More example sentences
    • The camera will be turned on fifteen minutes prior to launch and will show the orbiter and solid rocket boosters on the launch pad.
    • What is an astronaut feeling as he's sitting on the rocket launch pad strapped into his pod at the brink of takeoff?
    • These use a 1: 20 scale model of Vega and its launch pad to simulate conditions at liftoff.

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