I was wondering where I could find a list of the launch azimuth ranges - i.e. the corridors - for the main launchpads worldwide (Baikonur, Kourou, KSC, ... as many as possible).

Thank you in advance!

  • $\begingroup$ Are you interested in range safety? Without doglegs, you can launch to any orbit with an inclination equal or greater that your launch site's latitude. As long as you're fine dropping spent stages on populated areas. See this question for some info. $\endgroup$
    – Jack
    Jun 8, 2018 at 10:04
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    $\begingroup$ Here is a list of launch sites with minimum and maximum achievable orbital inclinations. These are highly dependent on the launch azimuths, but small local exclusion sectors are not taken into account $\endgroup$
    – Jack
    Jun 8, 2018 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Jack the link is dead. $\endgroup$
    – Heopps
    Jun 9, 2018 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Heopps Odd, it’s working for me. It’s astronautix.com > launch sites > orbital launch sites $\endgroup$
    – Jack
    Jun 9, 2018 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ The Minotaur User's Guide has a nice diagram showing the allowable azimuths (and hence inclinations) for USA launch sites. As @Jack mentioned, the constraints are driven by rang safety. $\endgroup$
    – Carlos N
    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:33


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