rocket launching

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Noun1.rocket launching - the launching of a rocket or missile under its own powerrocket launching - the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
launch, launching - the act of propelling with force
blastoff, shot - the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
moon shot - the launching of a spacecraft to the moon
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The new initiative aims to conceive a multidisciplinary students' based mega project focused on building, launching and operating a miniaturised pico-satellite system and a satellite ground station according to the CubeSat standardised project in addition to an experimental rocket launching facility.
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