how far a science satellite should be from the earth's surface.
science - SraJMcGin, Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:11am
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science - drwls, Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11:08am
That depends upon what they want to observe. The orbit should be at least 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Satellites in lower-altitude orbits return to Earth and burn up within ten years, due to upper atmospheric air friction.