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|aeroway = launchpad|
|A launchpad for spacecraft|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
The tag aeroway=launchpad is used to map an above-ground facility from which a rocket-powered space vehicle is vertically launched, see Launch pad. Not to be confused with aeroway=launch_complex (including tower:type=launch_tower and other infrastructure). The correlation between both is similar to aeroway=heliport, see Heliport vs helipad
Single-stage-to-orbit Spaceplanes may probably take off from other aeroway=* infrastructure.
A rocket launchpad is distinct from a military missile launch facility (military=launchpad / missile silo / missile complex), which also launches vertically. For other civilian launches see weather_control=launchpad.
How to map
- Create a closed way around the extent of the launch pad area.
- Add the tag aeroway=launchpad.
- For optional tags to use in combination see aeroway=runway
Usually located within the area of a aeroway=launch_complex and / or aeroway=spaceport.
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- aeroway=spaceport - A spaceport or cosmodrome: a site for launching or receiving spacecraft
- industrial=aerospace - Aerospace industry
- military=launchpad - Launchpad used for military purposes
- weather_control=launchpad - Weather control launches