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Launch Pad 39B.jpg
A launchpad or landing pad for spacecraft Edit or translate this description.
Group: Aeroways
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Status: in use

The tag aeroway=launchpad is used to map a launch pad (or landing pad): an above-ground platform or flat space from which spacecraft (usually rocket-powered) is vertically launched into outer space, and sometimes where they land again.

Also see military=launchpad for a launchpad used for military purposes, such as launching missles. There is also an undocumented tag man_made=launch_pad (https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/man_made=launch_pad) which is equally common as of early 2020.

A launch pad is distinct from a missile launch facility (or missile silo or missile complex), which also launches a rocket vertically but is located underground in order to protect against attack.

How to map

  • Create a closed way around the extent of the launch pad area.

Add the tag aeroway=launchpad.

Sometimes this may be located within the area of an aeroway=spaceport, but not always.


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