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You aren't using the follow segment properly. A follow segment is normally used at the begging of the MCS to replace either a launch segment or an initial state. It grabs a state (or perhaps an entire ephemeris) from another satellite in STK and then propagates forward from that state according to the segments of the MCS. What you've done by putting the ...


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Paraphrasing parts of an answer to a different question, hot-staging has a few advantages: It's less complex than staging using ullage motors since fewer parts are involved (whole rocket motors and their plumbing and tanks are missing, as well as the sensors and controllers to make them work correctly). Reduced complexity often means improved reliability. ...


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