Definition of blastoff
: a blasting off (as of a rocket)
Examples of blastoff in a Sentence
the mission was scrubbed just minutes before blastoff
Recent Examples of blastoff from the Web
After pushing the launch time back to the end of the window because of threatening weather, countdown clocks were ticking down to blastoff at 8:35 p.m. EDT when telemetry indicated a problem.
The August blastoff will be the program’s fifth flight.
Each mighty blastoff left traces on the flame trench, a 42-foot-deep pit lined with fire-resistant bricks and concrete that channels a rocket’s superheated exhaust away from the spacecraft.
With a blastoff date slated for 2021, the agreement catapults Blue Origin LLC, founded in 2000 by the Amazon chief and billionaire entrepreneur, into a position to potentially vie for launch business from other global satellite...
The latest schedule calls for blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications Inc., from Vandenberg Air Force Base next Saturday morning.
The memoir would begin at 7:05 p.m. ET on September 8, when the launch window opens for blastoff from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The reports included photographs of the blastoff from a mobile launch vehicle.
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First Known Use of blastoff
BLASTOFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blastoff for English Language Learners
: the time when a rocket, missile, etc., begins to rise into the air
BLASTOFF Defined for Kids
Definition of blastoff for Students
: an instance of taking off (as of a rocket)
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