launching pad

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a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

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Venky Venkatachalam, project director of the Green Launching Pad and a UNH professor of decision sciences, said the focus on green manufacturing was deliberate because "it will help address economic and environmental concerns simultaneously through job creation and help stimulate the manufacturing sector through use of environmentally friendly materials, and a reduction in energy use in the manufacturing process and in unwanted by-products and waste."
When the Green Launching Pad was developed with a Department of Energy grant, proponents had ambitious goals for it -energy savings, emissions reductions and business and employment growth.
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu named Therma-Hexx and other Green Launching Pad grant recipients in late April.
Since its inception in February 2010, 14 companies have received Green Launching Pad funding, and more than 450 people have attended Green Launching Pad seminars and events designed to help them commercialize their green products and services.
The Green Launching Pad is funded with $1.5 million of federal economic stimulus funds from the H.S.
Six small companies were announced during the visit as winners of the second year of Green Launching Pad.
"The seized rocket, which was ready for firing, and its launching pad were seized in the area of al-Tahiriya, (16 km) north of Hilla," he added.
"Venky" Venkatachalam, chair of the Department of Decision Sciences and professor o fin formation systems at UNH, is one of the Green Launching Pad's co-principals.
"Two C5 missiles and a launching pad were found in an agricultural land in al-Aamiriya district in southern Falluja," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
SANA's reporter said that an army unit destroyed rocket launching pads of terrorists of "Turkistan Party" in al-Mashik village on the eastern part of al-Ghab plain, killing scores of terrorists.
Soldiers stand sentinel with radars on the border line 24 hours a day and launching pads and tanks were positioned on the border.
Application: Tread shoe for transporter that carries space shuttles to launching pads.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Policemen seized three Katyusha missiles ready for firing towards vital installations and six launching pads in western Basra on Monday, a local police source said.
21) to find two missile launching pads on the Kahlaa-Qalaat Saleh road, southern Amara," Colonel Sadeq SalamAa told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces seized in Basra on Tuesday three Katyusha rockets and six launching pads ready to launch on the province's two factories of gas and petrochemicals.