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Diversifying orbits is a key part of Hon. Frank Calvelli’s space resilience strategy. Delivering space-based capabilities from multiple orbits – instead of just one – spreads the risk of interruption or failure due to environmental, accidental or adversarial causes. But a capability that shines in Low Earth Orbit may completely fail in Medium Earth Orbit or Geosynchronous Orbit. How does SSC match the right technology to the right orbital path? It starts with understanding the opportunities and challenges unique to each orbit. In the first of this three-part series, we take a look at the area of space known as Low Earth Orbit.

PHOTO BY: Jason Davidson
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