Launch means to place or try to place a launch vehicle or reentry vehicle and any payload or human being from Earth in a suborbital trajectory, in Earth orbit in outer space, or otherwise in outer space, including activities involved in the preparation of a launch vehicle or payload for launch, when those activities take place at a launch site in the United States.


14 CFR § 401.7

Scoping language

For the purposes of this chapter unless otherwise excepted, the following definitions apply:

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