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[[Sol System]]: [[Earth]]: [[Earth orbit|orbit]]{{seed}}[[Earth orbit]] is generally all locations far enough out of [[Earth]]'s atmosphere so as to be able to circle Earth one or more times without being de-orbited by atmospheric drag (approx. 200 km or 120 miles) yet not so far away from Earth as to be more strongly influenced by other bodies such as [[Luna]] or [[Sol]].
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==Navigation==
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[[category:places]][[Sol System]]: [[Earth]]: [[Earth orbit|orbit]]
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==Overview==
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[[Earth orbit]] is loosely defined as any place far enough out of [[Earth]]'s atmosphere so as to be able to circle Earth one or more times without being de-orbited by atmospheric drag (approx. 200 km or 120 miles) yet not so far away from Earth as to be more strongly influenced by other bodies such as [[Luna]] or [[Sol]].
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Earth orbit is generally divided into the following areas:
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* [[low Earth orbit]], or LEO
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* [[geosynchronous Earth orbit]], or GEO
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* ''is there a term for orbits between GEO and the L-points?''
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* [[Earth-Luna L points]] (L1-L5)
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==Pages==
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* [[space-based solar power]] would most likely involve [[solar satellite]]s in Earth orbit
 
==Reference==
 
==Reference==
* {{wikipedia|Earth orbit}}
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* {{wikipedia}}
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
* [http://www.spacedebate.org/ spacedebate.org] (wiki/forum): the weaponization of space
 
* [http://www.spacedebate.org/ spacedebate.org] (wiki/forum): the weaponization of space

Revision as of 00:10, 13 September 2008

Navigation

Sol System: Earth: orbit

Overview

Earth orbit is loosely defined as any place far enough out of Earth's atmosphere so as to be able to circle Earth one or more times without being de-orbited by atmospheric drag (approx. 200 km or 120 miles) yet not so far away from Earth as to be more strongly influenced by other bodies such as Luna or Sol.

Earth orbit is generally divided into the following areas:

Pages

Reference

Issues

Transportation

Aerospace Companies

Books

In Development

Missions

Present

Past

Space Tourism

  • 2007.03 Up and Away: "In the latest bid to rocket tourists into orbit, the secretive Blue Origin unveils a flying pod. Is your space voyage sooner than you think?"