Difference between revisions of "Earth orbit"

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* [http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/ Bigelow Aerospace]
 
* [http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/ Bigelow Aerospace]
 
* [http://orionpropulsion.com/ Orion Propulsion] ([[Madison, AL]])
 
* [http://orionpropulsion.com/ Orion Propulsion] ([[Madison, AL]])
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* [http://www.xcor.com/ XCOR Aerospace] ([[Mojave CA]] {{zipcode|93502}}, at the [[Mojave Air and Space Port]] [http://www.mojaveairport.com/])
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===Books===
 
===Books===
 
* ''[http://leavingtheplanet.com/ Leaving the Planet by Space Elevator]'' by Bradley C. Edwards Ph.D. and Phil Ragan (November 2006); Foreword by [[Arthur C. Clarke]]
 
* ''[http://leavingtheplanet.com/ Leaving the Planet by Space Elevator]'' by Bradley C. Edwards Ph.D. and Phil Ragan (November 2006); Foreword by [[Arthur C. Clarke]]

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Sol System: Earth: orbit

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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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