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Would a Martian landing and take off require a flame trench/deflector?

Flame trenches/deflectors are essential for avoiding reflections of acoustic waves from damaging the rocket system while taking off. This is discussed in this YouTube video - Why doesn't the sound of ...
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Graph of spaceport latitude vs mars transfer orbit weight?

I am wondering how much do we lose when launching farther from Earth's equator in the context of reaching Mars? Strict metric might be latitude vs weight on mars transfer orbit for some generic rocket ...