If you launched a satellite into low earth orbit and let it travel indefinitely without course corrections, how long would it take before it hits another object?

Okay, your question is how long until it hits another object also in low earth orbit, AKA space debris. In low Earth orbit you are not completely above the atmosphere, though it’s pretty thin up there. Most objects we place in orbit don’t need course corrections and likely succumb to the ever so slight air... Continue Reading →

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