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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 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
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* [[space elevator]]: a means of reaching orbit using far less energy per weight than rockets do, now theoretically possible with available materials
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==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
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===In Development===
 
===In Development===
 
* [http://www.liftport.com/ LiftPort]: "The Space Elevator Companies", plans to reach [[geosynchronous orbit]] using carbon nanotubes (see [[Nanotechnology]]) on 2018-04-12
 
* [http://www.liftport.com/ LiftPort]: "The Space Elevator Companies", plans to reach [[geosynchronous orbit]] using carbon nanotubes (see [[Nanotechnology]]) on 2018-04-12
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* [http://server-sky.com/ ServerSky]: internet and computation in orbit, powered directly by solar energy
 
* [http://spacex.com/ Space Exploration Technologies]: "revolutionizing access to space"
 
* [http://spacex.com/ Space Exploration Technologies]: "revolutionizing access to space"
 
** [http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/24/0126217 2006-02-24 slashdot]
 
** [http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/24/0126217 2006-02-24 slashdot]
 
* [http://www.xprizecup.com/ X Prize Cup]: exposition (held in [[New Mexico]]) promoting development of space exporation technology
 
* [http://www.xprizecup.com/ X Prize Cup]: exposition (held in [[New Mexico]]) promoting development of space exporation technology
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===Missions===
 
===Missions===
 
====Present====
 
====Present====

Latest revision as of 00:43, 6 July 2015

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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?"