medium-altitude earth orbit

medium-altitude earth orbit

[‚mēd·ē·əm ¦al·tə‚tüd ′ərth ‚ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
An artificial-satellite orbit whose altitude is between about 1000 and 8000 miles (1600 and 14,500 kilometers) above the earth's surface. Abbreviated MEO.
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