Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

Satellite Zone

All About Satellites In The Zone

The Equator Is a Bad Place for These Rocket Launches

2 min read

Some satellites orbit in the same direction the planet rotates, which means they get a boost for their launch, but most have orbits where that isn’t ideal, and that creates some challenges for engineers.

Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister

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