(prē′lônch′, -lŏnch′)
Preparatory or preliminary to launch, especially of a spacecraft or missile.


of the period before a launch


(priˈlɔntʃ, -ˈlɑntʃ)

preparatory to launch, as of a spacecraft.
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For the full schedule of prelaunch, launch and docking coverage, visit:http://www.
Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at CCAFS and NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Unfortunately when they did the prelaunch sessions in May I couldn't attend so when the mix and match came around I was straight there.
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The Orbital investment far exceeds the NASA investment," Orbital Sciences executive vice president Frank Culbertson told reporters at a prelaunch press conference on Tuesday.
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Potential purchasers who register their interest now will be invited to a VIP prelaunch events on November 3 and 4.
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The second experiment) was supposed to go up on the Russian Soyuz space vehicle, but (the space vehicle) failed prelaunch tests," Ms.