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EARTH-BASED LAUNCH FACILITIES
 
Several conditions have to be fulfilled to provide secure and viable round the clock launch facilities from Earth. Good physical communication links by road, rail, and air....closely sited to the equator to maximise acceleration to orbit....dry but dust-free climate for most of the year....and not least, political stability of the regional administration.
(To be continued....)
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Desert Panorama