launching pad

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launch·ing pad

(lôn′chĭng, län′-)
A launch pad.
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Noun1.launching pad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launchedlaunching pad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
launching site - a place for launching pads
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Summary: The coalition fighters also destroyed a Houthi mobile ballistic missile launching pad near Hodeidah Airport.
Summary: Coalition also destroys Al Houthi mobile ballistic missile launching pad
Tunis, Rajab 25, 1436, May 14, 2015, SPA -- Launching pad for satellite channels' transmission, inside the Kingdom, will be launched during the last quarter of 2015, Chief of the General Commission for Audio-Visual Media Dr.
Two years after it was launched, with fanfare and $1.5 million in federal stimulus money, the University of New Hampshire's Green Launching Pad faces an unknown future as it works to create a new funding model.
The developer of ThermaPaver, an insulated aluminum panel potentially functioning as an all-climate heat exchanger, is one of six University of New Hampshire Green Launching Pad grant recipients.
must not only reform the Afghanistan army and government, but also provide long-term "stability and prosperity" so it "will never again be a launching pad" for terrorism.
'The launching pad collapsed and the technicians were working there, so everything indicates they died,' defence minister Jose Veigas said.
If successful, the project may be a launching pad for a manufacturing plant in Sudbury and increased exposure for Neureka in the growing global biotechnology industry.
We also feel its success will provide a launching pad for other ventures by Insignia Douglas Elliman in the boroughs of New York."
In our era of "Vagina Monologues"' and "Puppetry of the Penis," it may seem that Mark Steyn is right to insist that fiction takes sex as its launching pad. But bawdy is not all.
"Homosexuality for many stars was an opportunistic thing, a passing phase to get their careers off the launching pad."
Beatriz Boza, president of PromPeru, bragged about the country's geographic location, noting that her nation was in the middle of South America's Pacific coast, a perfect launching pad for doing business in the nearby Mercosur market or as headquarters for trade with Asia.