Reply to post: Isn't it a bit far from the equator?

Astra Space to launch satellites from Shetland

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Isn't it a bit far from the equator?

I thought the point of launching from places like Texas is that the rotation of the earth can give you an extra 1,000mph if you do it right. You wouldn't get so much of this in places nearer the poles. Why did they pick such a northern spot?

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