com/42198/how-many-satellites-in-space/) Universe Today , there are just more than 1,000 operational satellites in orbit around Earth - half of them in low-Earth orbit
, where the SpaceX internet fleet will cruise.
Through a Request for Information (RFI), NASA is soliciting ideas from companies interested in using the space station and the low-Earth orbit
environment in innovative ways that will develop a strong commercial market and assist the agency in achieving its exploration goals.
The company's primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit
, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary exploration spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles.
Aerospace company Boeing plan to offer passengers the chance to fly into space on a craft it is developing for travel in low-Earth orbit
This capability can be used by other Services, especially the Army, to put tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance satellites into low-Earth orbit
One breakthrough would be a dramatic reduction in the cost of putting pounds into low-Earth orbit
, where a Mars-bound craft would be assembled.
Furthermore it can take off and land similar to normal aircraft, besides carrying a 15t of cargo into low-Earth orbit