Definition of launch vehicle in English:

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launch vehicle

Pronunciation: /lônCH ˈvēˌhikəl/ Pronunciation: /ˈvēəkəl/


A rocket-powered vehicle used to send artificial satellites or spacecraft into space.
Example sentences
  • Its solid rocket motor ignited 5.2 seconds later sending the launch vehicle and research vehicle payload on its test flight.
  • The first launch of any new rocket is risky and few companies will want to put their very expensive new spacecraft on an untried launch vehicle.
  • A kind of rocket-powered taxicab called a launch vehicle carries a satellite from earth into space.

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Syllabification: launch ve·hi·cle

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