Medium Earth orbit

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).wikipedia
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Satellite

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The orbit is home to a number of artificial satellites – the most common uses include navigation, communication, and geodetic/space environment science.
Approximately 63% of operational satellites are in low-Earth orbit, 6% are in medium-Earth orbit (at 20,000 km), 29% are in geostationary orbit (at 36,000 km) and the remaining 2% are in elliptic orbit.

Low Earth orbit

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).
Higher orbits include medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), and further above, geostationary orbit (GEO).

Geosynchronous orbit

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).
Conventional wisdom at the time was that it would require too much rocket power to place a satellite in a geosynchronous orbit and it would not survive long enough to justify the expense, so early efforts were put towards constellations of satellites in low or medium Earth orbit.

Global Positioning System

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The most common altitude is approximately 20200 km), which yields an orbital period of 12 hours, as used, for example, by the Global Positioning System (GPS).
The space segment (SS) is composed of 24 to 32 satellites, or Space Vehicles (SV), in medium Earth orbit, and also includes the payload adapters to the boosters required to launch them into orbit.

Navigation

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The orbit is home to a number of artificial satellites – the most common uses include navigation, communication, and geodetic/space environment science.
More than two dozen GPS satellites are in medium Earth orbit, transmitting signals allowing GPS receivers to determine the receiver's location, speed and direction.

Geostationary orbit

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Conventional wisdom at the time was that it would require too much rocket power to place a satellite in a geostationary orbit and it would not survive long enough to justify the expense, so early efforts were put towards constellations of satellites in low or medium Earth orbit.

Galileo (satellite navigation)

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Other satellites in medium Earth orbit include Glonass (with an altitude of 19100 km ) and Galileo (with an altitude of 23222 km) constellations.

List of orbits

GLONASS

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Other satellites in medium Earth orbit include Glonass (with an altitude of 19100 km ) and Galileo (with an altitude of 23222 km) constellations.

Telstar

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Telstar 1, an experimental satellite launched in 1962, orbited in MEO.

Outer space

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).

Earth

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).

Altitude

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).

Sea level

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Medium Earth orbit (MEO), sometimes called intermediate circular orbit (ICO), is the region of space around Earth above low Earth orbit (altitude of 2000 km above sea level) and below geosynchronous orbit (altitude of 35786 km above sea level).

Communication

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The orbit is home to a number of artificial satellites – the most common uses include navigation, communication, and geodetic/space environment science.

Geodesy

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The orbit is home to a number of artificial satellites – the most common uses include navigation, communication, and geodetic/space environment science.

Space environment

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The orbit is home to a number of artificial satellites – the most common uses include navigation, communication, and geodetic/space environment science.

Orbital period

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The most common altitude is approximately 20200 km), which yields an orbital period of 12 hours, as used, for example, by the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Satellite phone

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