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  • n. Plural form of launchpad.

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Examples

  • Keeping the shuttle flying beyond its intended retirement date would also risk diverting manpower, money, equipment and facilities such as launchpads and assembly plants away from Constellation, causing further slippage.

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  • When the Soviets were discovered constructing nuclear launchpads in Cuba, President Kennedy imposed a blockade and it seemed that war threatened.

    Cold-War Envoy

  • A central aim was to create more launchpads for discussion.

    The Facebook Effect

  • Ares I-X and the space shuttle on the launchpads at KSC.

    Weather Only Issue for Ares I-X Test Flight | Universe Today

  • The Ares I-X and the space shuttle on the launchpads at KSC.

    Weather Only Issue for Ares I-X Test Flight | Universe Today

  • Military and intelligence analysts in the U.S. and elsewhere several weeks ago tracked movement of long-range missiles to launchpads in North Korea and, for a time, prepared for the prospect that it would launch such a missile on July 4 or 5, as it did in 2006.

    North Korean Missiles Defy U.N. Resolution

  • Those arguments are merely launchpads, a place where we stop briefly before we once again leap into dizzying heights of Being In Love.

    The True Path Is A Maze Of Twisty Little Passages, All Unique

  • Virgin plans eventually to open new launchpads in other areas of the world.

    The New Space Race

  • With entrepreneurs now planning on opening up a market for cheaper flights -- and more of them -- the demand for launchpads is expected to soar.

    The New Space Race

  • The beach house was as isolated as Mars, situated just behind the dune line only a couple miles from the shuttle launchpads.

    Riding Rockets

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