launching pad ＝ launch pad.
- The rocket lifted off from its launching pad .
- The elevation and configuration of the launch pad also require consideration .
- At ignition, it will pour a million liters of water onto the launch pad surface .
- Late monday afternoon, reading the obscure and intricate markings, they identified a launching pad .
- Forty-two medium-range nuclear missiles were being unpacked and prepared for launching pads with desperate speed .