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Earth orbits

  1. Sep 20, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Sep 20, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    Collisions with what?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2013 #3
    sorry, man made objects
     
  5. Sep 20, 2013 #4

    berkeman

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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?
     
  6. Sep 20, 2013 #5
    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.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2013 #6

    Drakkith

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    To my understanding, once your out of LEO you've passed most of the debris.
     
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