# Penalty for Neutron dog-legging from Wallops to synchronous?

From the April 15, 2021 Everyday Astronaut video A chat with Rocket Lab's CEO Peter Beck about Neutron, Electron recovery and Rocket Lab's future! linked below (mostly from closed captions, small adjustments for simultaneous talking):

Beck: And Wallops is a wonderful site. We have great relationships with everybody there. And you can achieve a large amount of trajectories, including synchronous, out of Wallops, which is really advantageous.

Everyday: Yeah, you can do a little dogleg down there and sill go, that’s... how big of a... that’s gotta be a fairly substantial payload penalty though? Especially if you’re doing propulsive landing… and a dogleg maneuver from Wallops

Beck: It’s actually not too bad. I mean, it’s better than the Cape, so yeah, it’s not too bad at all.

Everyday: Is that because the Cape… you get to fly substantially far east and then do the dogleg, just not hav(ing) to go as far east, you can go more southernly?

Beck: Correct. Yeah. Correct. Yep, yep.

Question: What's the penalty for Neutron dog-legging from Wallops to synchronous? From what's known or can be inferred about the Rocket Lab Neutron launch vehicle (e.g. ~8 tons to LEO) can a delta-v for the dogleg or a payload penalty in tons be inferred?

Related and potentially helpful:

• It would be helpful to have some usage guidance on the new dogleg-maneuver tag. Aug 9, 2021 at 4:42
• @DrSheldon all tags can benefit at least somewhat from usage guidance; I have several recent questions in meta that mention some in great need of it. I'm hard-pressed to see how a noun as specific and unique as dog-leg-maneuver in the context of spaceflight could be in imminent danger of being misused.
– uhoh
Aug 9, 2021 at 6:47
• @DrSheldon I thought about it for a while but I'm not sure how to write an exact definition for a dogleg maneuver, and I'm not sure if I know it when I see it is good for a tag definition. Perhaps one way to narrow this down is to literally narrow down the scope of what is and what is not thought to be a dogleg maneuver. To that end, I’ve started. Most dog-legged launch?
– uhoh
Aug 10, 2021 at 1:41