I have two questions:
- What is the hype about launching rockets from high latitude launch sites? For references: Andoya Space (Norway) and ESRANGE (Sweden) received grants of > 20 M EUR. Wouldn’t a launch site closer to the equator and ocean give a launch company much more flexibility in terms of launch directions/orbits, weather, etc.?
- What is the revenue model behind a launch side to justify such high incentives?