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Satellite Launch Pds

  1. Apr 22, 2006 #1
    I have a question... it may seem like a very basic one, but still I am not able to answer this.

    "Why all satellite launch pads are located on east coast"?

    I can understand why satellite neeeds to be launhed in eastward direction, but when I tried to correlate these two together, I was told that still something is missing. :uhh:

    May be someone of you here can tell the correct answer.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2006
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  3. Apr 22, 2006 #2

    russ_watters

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    I'm not sure if they launch satellites from White Sands or not, but anyway, the reason NASA's launch facility is on the east coast of Florida is safety: the rockets fly out over the ocean instead of over populated areas.
     
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