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launch window

n
(Astronautics) the limited period during which a spacecraft can be launched on a particular mission

launch′ win`dow


n.
the time period when a spacecraft must be launched if it is to achieve its mission.
[1960–65]

launch window

The earliest and latest time a rocket may launch.
Translations
fenêtre de lancement
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