launch window


Examples of launch window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the moment the launch window opened, the Falcon 9 lifted off, carrying 23 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit — about 230 miles up in space. Eric Lipton, New York Times, 28 May 2024 The company’s launch window begins at 6:30AM PT / 9:30AM ET, but will start streaming 40 minutes ahead of time on its website. Wes Davis, The Verge, 18 May 2024 If weather conditions force a delay, then the company could push liftoff to Saturday at a launch window that starts at 7:25 p.m. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 5 Apr. 2024 In February 2022, NASA recommended that SpaceX prepare an analysis of launch window availability for the space station and interplanetary missions to ensure that Starlink would not significantly reduce access to space. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for launch window 

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of launch window was in 1962

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“Launch window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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