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Chapter 14. Launch Phase

      Less atmosphere
      Lower gravity
      Earth's rotational speed for low inclination orbits
      Earth's rotational speed for polar orbits
      Warmer climate



      Geostationary orbit
      GTO
      Low-inclination trajectories
      High-inclination orbits
      Polar orbits
      Suborbital flight



      Diameter
      Orbital motion
      Polar precession
      Nutation



      Stored
      Jettisoned
      Shut down
      Ignited






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SECTION I  
ENVIRONMENT
1 The Solar System
2 Reference Systems
3 Gravity & Mechanics
4 Trajectories
5 Planetary Orbits
6 Electromagnetics

SECTION II
FLIGHT PROJECTS
7 Mission Inception
8 Experiments
9 S/C Classification
10 Telecommunications
11 Onboard Systems
12 Science Instruments
13 Navigation

SECTION III
FLIGHT OPERATIONS
14 Launch
15 Cruise
16 Encounter
17 Extended Operations
18 Deep Space Network