- low-earth-orbit 347 questions
Questions regarding Low Earth Orbit or LEO, which refers to orbits at an altitude between approximately 160 kilometers / 100 miles and 2,000 kilometers / 1,200 miles.
- very-low-earth-orbit 11 question
The very-low-earth-orbit tag has no usage guidance, but it has a tag wiki, can you help us summarize it?
- Should we give a numerical value for the bottom end of LEO at 160 km, or some other altitude, or should we leave it unspecified in the tag description, other than perhaps at least one orbit around the Earth should still be possible to qualify?
- SpaceX and the FCC agree in official documents that there is such a concept as very-low-Earth orbit. For tagging purposes what usage guidance should we provide?
Some potentially related posts in meta:
and in the main site:
- What factors would contribute to a spacecraft's ability to maintain a very low orbit (VLEO) or at least orbits with very low perigees? (and comments below)
- How low is VLEO? (FCC's newest approval for SpaceX)
- Why is FAI considering lowering the Karman Line to 80km?
- When is/will be the symposium to revisit the Karman line and consider the "McDowell line"?
- Did the Soviet Union put an unmanned satellite in "very low orbit"above the Kármán line which used aerodynamic attitude control?