Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Closest Observed Visit of its Kind: 2012 DA14, February 15

Most communications satellites circle the Earth in the Clarke Belt–i.e., in Geostationary Orbit 22,236 miles above Earth (about 1/10th the distance to the Moon). At that height, a satellite can orbit at a speed that matches Earth’s rotation, allowing the … Continue reading

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