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I checked there was no thread for this here so far !
So, you take the next launch vehicle, and strap it on a long MagLev ramp and accelerate it to a high speed, maybe 1000 mph. The ramp is sort of a reverse roller coaster; starts out horizontal, curves upward to vertical. As soon as you get to the top, you ignite the rocket. The benefit is that you use nuclear power from a generating facility to overcome inertia and get up a head of steam. The initial rocket blast would stop the MagLev carrier. Timing is everything. The ramp is reusable and quickly made ready for the next flight.