personal website of Andrew Turner about. A high Earth orbit is a geocentric orbit with an altitude entirely above that of a geosynchronous orbit (35,786 kilometres (22,236 mi)).

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A geosynchronous orbit is a high Earth orbit that allows satellites to match Earth's rotation.


High Earth Orbit When a satellite reaches exactly 42,164 kilometers from the center of the Earth (about 36,000 kilometers from Earth’s surface), it enters a sort of “sweet spot” in …

Located at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above Earth's equator, this position is …