Re: Highest Shuttle Inclination Was 62 degrees

From: Bertil Stenstrom (stenis@sto.sema.se)
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 01:38:46 PST

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    That was a DOD-mission, I suspect they were in a hurry to get something
    deployed and, sort of, 'took a chance'.
    I think they went over land during the ascent, which is not preferd, as
    you all know.
    
    /Bertil
    
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    On Sat, 15 Jan 2000, Ted Molczan wrote:
    
    > The recent discussion about high-inclination shuttle launches reminded me of
    > STS 36, which was launched on 28 Feb 90, into a 62 deg inclination orbit:
    > 
    > 1 20512U 90 19  A 90 60.79907196  .00287007  49022-4  25599-3 0    70
    > 2 20512  61.9920 173.5205 0002824 129.5693 149.1093 16.12511850   235
    > 
    > I recall that not long before that launch, I had heard that the highest safe
    > shuttle inclination from KSC had recently been increased to 63 deg.
    > 
    > Ted Molczan
    > 
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