OT: Why launch InSIGHT to Mars from VAFB?

From: Rick Baldridge via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:29:09 -0700
Can someone provide some insight why they would launch InSIGHT to Mars from
Vandenberg AFB instead of Cape Canaveral?  Seems like the launch azimuth and
subsequent orbital inclination heading out to Mars would be quite a waste of
vehicle energy.  Any ideas???  Current schedule is for launch on March 4th,
2016 at 1:50am PST (according to SpaceFlightNow).


Rick Baldridge
Campbell, CA  USA

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