Medium Earth Orbit Satellite

Most of the satellites in this orbital altitude circle the earth at approximately 6,000 to 12,000 miles above the earth in an elliptical orbit around the poles of the earth. As the earth rotates, these satellites cover the entire surface of the earth. Fewer satellites are required to create coverage for the entire earth, as these satellites have a larger footprint. The Medium Earth Orbit satellites need higher transmit power compared to LEO satellit