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Molniya orbits As written by Aurovrata Plesetsk is actually ideally situated to launch satellites into Molniya orbits, and as a result saw many more launches than Baikonour. A or better THE molniya orbit has an inclination of 63.4°. The lauchpades are located about 62.9° N. So launching nearly straight east (which gives you the maximum input from ...

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