Is it known which reasons SpaceX gave for wanting to use the polar corridor fr om Florida, rather than launching from Vandenberg? Is it seal pupping season interfering with booster recovery?
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I think the recovery logistics could be a factor, but it also just may not make sense to maintain a second F9 operation in CA for the few polar launches on the manifest when they can consolidate everything to Florida, wh ere there are already two operational launch sites. It also reduces the number of cross-country booster transports if everything can just stay in Florida, and allowed them to move JRTI to Florida to support faster recovery turnaround and buys them some ASDS redundancy.