Low Earth Orbit Satellite

Low Earth Orbit satellites Orbit the earth at roughly 100-500 miles altitude and orbit the earth in roughly 90 to 120 minute’s periods. This means that they are fast moving and sophisticated ground equipment must be used to track the satellite that increases its cost satellites in this in this orbital range have a very small footprint so that lots of them are required to enable world wide communication. Low Earth Orbit round trip propagation delay about 100 ms.