(7) “launch” means to place or try to place a launch vehicle or reentry vehicle and any payload or human being from Earth— (A) in a suborbital trajectory; (B) in Earth orbit in outer space; or (C) 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.


51 USC § 50902(7)

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