Re: Question: Availability of launch windows to ISS

From: Bill_T_Bard@raytheon.com
Date: Tue May 28 2002 - 11:53:13 EDT

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    Bill Cooke writes:
    >Could someone please tell me often the orbital orientations are such that
    a
    >launch window is available for a launch from KSC to ISS?
    
    The ISS orbital plane crosses KSC twice a day, one ascending (south to
    north) and one descending (north to south). I believe KSC is not allowed to
    launch on an azimuth for the descending passes so they only use the
    ascending passes.
    
    Bill Bard
    
    
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