Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:54 pm #1825776
GAFlyer4Fun wrote:The bit I dont get is why have a launch site so far from the equator?
There is a reason NASA chose Florida for space launches and not a remote part of Alaska. (latitude not temperature)
Well the obvious answer is that we don’t have a bit substantially nearer the equator to make it worthwhile.
But the technical answer is that there are some orbits that are better suited to polar insertion so to speak.... and the are less people with backyards to shout NIM...
Edited to add... it seems my browser hadn’t fully updated when I hit reply and you already have a page full of better answers