Re: Highest Shuttle Inclination Was 62 degrees

From: Ruben Velasco (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2000 - 03:46:06 PST

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    At 10:38 2000/01/16 +0100, you wrote:
    >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.
    I remember reading somewhere that STS-36 performed a manoeuvre a few
    minutes into flight that increased orbit's inclination, but the launch
    azimut was that of a 'standard' 57 deg launch in order to avoid flying
    over land. 
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