2014 – Satellite Orbits

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a total of 1,235 satellites were active at the end of 2014.1 These satellites are mostly located in low Earth orbit (LEO) between 200 and 2,000 kilometers (124–1,242 miles) of altitude. LEO is home to 655 active satellites, or 53% of the total. This fa...

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