earth orbits


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IN a relatively circular earth orbit, how far away from earth would you have to be in order to avoid collisions?
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Sep20-13, 09:21 PM
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Collisions with what?
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sorry, man made objects

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Ah. What do you know about the subject so far? What altitudes are used for the various low-Earth orbits? What altitude is used by geosynchronous satellites?
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Sep20-13, 10:36 PM
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I should have been more explicit. Circular geosynchronous orbits, 26,000 miles as i understand it, is rarified as far as man made objects. I was wondering how far above earth an object would have to be to have a high likelihood of not colliding with low earth orbit objects and above.
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To my understanding, once your out of LEO you've passed most of the debris.


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