Usually the rocket launch sites are placed on a coast or a place where there's basically no civilian buildings in the direction of flight path.

Is there a standard/regulation on the minimal clearance?

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    $\begingroup$ families living under the flightpath from Woomera were built shelters they were supposed to go into when there was a launch. $\endgroup$ – user20636 Mar 26 '19 at 11:10
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    $\begingroup$ ...some villages in Kazakhstan live off selling titanium and aluminum junk that falls off the sky... $\endgroup$ – SF. Mar 26 '19 at 12:02

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