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Old 12-07-2018, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mmartin798 View Post
These orbits are useful, but they pose some problems for the life of a satellite. The orbit, by necessity, crosses through the VanAllen belts 4 times a day, exposing them to a great deal of radiation. Also, these orbits do have a perigee altitude of about 500km, putting them into the debris field of satellites destroyed during the war.
So everything boils back to just how much of the debris has fallen back into the atmosphere...
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