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Connection between Launch Window and Launch Concept?

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Fri May 27, 2005 11:06 am
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Post Connection between Launch Window and Launch Concept?   Posted on: Fri May 27, 2005 11:06 am
Have the following issues of t/Space impacts on launch windows?

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Most winds and precipitation at the airport runway -- launch site -- don't delay a launch; the carrier aircraft simply flies to clear weather.


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The carrier aircraft over open ocean can launch the CXV to any azimuth, and by flying across longitudes, can quickly match a desired orbit phasing.


(quoted from Projects/Crew Transfer Vehicle (CXV) at their website ( 64.78.33.215/index.cfm?fuseaction=projects.view&workid=CCD3097A-96B6-175C-97F15F270F2B83AA )



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Post    Posted on: Tue May 31, 2005 1:01 pm
Yep. The term "launch window" applies to where your target (a space station, a sattelite, the Moon, Mars, whatever) happens to be, and where you want to be in relation to it to make your trip either shorter or cheaper (whichever happens to be the deciding factor). So the second quote is basically saying that their launch window is the size of a hangar door.

The first quote deals with weather conditions at the launch site: if your launch site is mobile, you don't worry about the weather at any particular spot.

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