Flying the Shuttle - Launch

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Three, two one... ignition and... liftoff - a launch tutorial
* The late part of the launch is a waiting game. As the tank depletes, acceleration increases back towards 3 g, and the DAP will gradually throttle the engines back when this happens.
[[File:Throttle_down3G.jpg|800px|Launch tutorial 1]]
But wait - what's that? Why do the predictors move upward? Remember that they tell what will happen if we do nothing? As the Shuttle accelerates, finally the centrifugal force which will keep us in orbit starts building to significant strength, and that means we'll start to rise unless we constantly gradually pitch down to keep altitude, So it's not worrisome at all because the DAP will do something like an altitude hold.