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Object that has been intentionally placed into orbit. Wikipedia

  • Geostationary orbit

    Circular geosynchronous orbit 35786 km above Earth's equator and following the direction of Earth's rotation. Orbit has an orbital period equal to the Earth's rotational period, one sidereal day, and so to ground observers it appears motionless, in a fixed position in the sky. Wikipedia

  • SpaceX reusable launch system development program

    Privately funded program to develop a set of new technologies for an orbital launch system that may be reused many times in a manner similar to the reusability of aircraft. SpaceX has been developing the technologies over several years to facilitate full and rapid reusability of space launch vehicles. Wikipedia

  • List of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches

    Since June 2010, rockets from the Falcon 9 family have been launched times, with full mission successes, one partial failure and one total loss of spacecraft. In addition, one rocket and its payload were destroyed on the launch pad during the fueling process before a static fire test. Wikipedia

  • International Space Station

    Modular space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. Multinational collaborative project involving five participating space agencies: NASA , Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada). Wikipedia

  • Geosynchronous orbit

    Earth-centered orbit with an orbital period that matches Earth's rotation on its axis, 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds (one sidereal day). Observer on Earth's surface, an object in geosynchronous orbit returns to exactly the same position in the sky after a period of one sidereal day. Wikipedia

  • Night sky

    Below the horizon. Natural light sources in a night sky include moonlight, starlight, and airglow, depending on location and timing. Wikipedia


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