low-altitude earth orbit

low-altitude earth orbit

[‚lō ¦al·tə‚tüd ′ərth ‚ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
An artificial satellite orbit whose altitude is less than about 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) above the earth's surface. Abbreviated LEO.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
And China is already ahead of the game in terms of big rockets that can reach beyond low-altitude Earth orbit, launching its Long March 5 rocket from Wenchang Space Center last year on November 3rd.

Full browser ?