Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of low earth orbit (LEO)

Translation:
orbite basse
Definition:
A nominally circular orbit of low altitude (typically less than 1000 km), and short period (approximately 90 minutes).
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