Meaning of launch platform in English:

launch platform


  • A raised structure or orbiting satellite from which rockets or missiles may be launched.

    ‘the rocket is moved to the launch pad on a mobile launch platform’
    • ‘The non-ballistic flight path of the missile via waypoints assists in preventing location of the launch platforms from the flight trajectory.’
    • ‘They successfully demonstrated a new human spacecraft, a new propulsion system, and a new high-altitude airborne launch platform.’
    • ‘It is a fully fire-and-forget system, requiring no further interaction from the launch platform nor a post-launch target designator.’
    • ‘A truck should be able to transport it and should also be equipped with a launch platform.’
    • ‘These systems provide greater flexibility to the ground command but at a greater vulnerability cost to the launch platform.’