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MEO

Abbreviation for medium Earth orbit. An orbital path configuration, between altitudes of 8,000 and 20,000 km, used by communication satellites that provide communications capabilities for such services as cellular telephone communications and GPS (global positioning system) signals.

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Classification Orbital Altitude (km above the Earth)
LEO 500-2,000
MEO 8,000-20,000
Geostationary orbit 35,786

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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