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Browse orbits Resources

Browse orbits Resources

GOES satellite orbiting Earth.
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Satellites can orbit Earth's equator or go over Earth's North and South Poles, or anything in between. They can orbit at a low altitude, or thousands of miles out in space. The choice of orbit all depends on the satellite's job.
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Animation that demonstrates the global coverage of the GPM Constellation of satellites.