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English: Comparison of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and COMPASS (medium Earth orbit satellites) orbits with International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, geostationary and graveyard orbits, and the nominal size of the Earth.

For this diagram, the 3-dimensional aspect of orbits have been flattened. For instance, the view of the Earth depicted is looking down to the North Pole which makes the orbit representations appear to be equatorial. While this is accurate for geostationary orbits, other orbits listed are actually at significant inclinations. The inclination of Iridium orbits is at 86.4° which is nearly perpendicular to the diagrammed plane. Looking down to the North Pole from this zenith, a polar orbit of 90° inclination would actually appear as a straight line.
Source Own work, Earth bitmap is File:North_pole_february_ice-pack_1978-2002.png by Geo Swan.
Author Cmglee, Geo Swan
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English: Animated
Español: Animada
Македонски: Анимација
Русский: Мультипликация
Українська: Анімація
English: Static
Македонски: Статичка слика
Русский: Обычная картинка
Українська: Статичне зображення
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current17:57, 8 December 2018Thumbnail for version as of 17:57, 8 December 2018512 × 512 (51 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Add Spanish.
12:00, 16 October 2018Thumbnail for version as of 12:00, 16 October 2018512 × 512 (44 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Reduce spacing.
11:58, 16 October 2018Thumbnail for version as of 11:58, 16 October 2018512 × 512 (44 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Lighten GEO and add sublabel.
11:46, 16 October 2018Thumbnail for version as of 11:46, 16 October 2018512 × 512 (44 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Add GEO+300km graveyard orbit.
15:48, 23 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 15:48, 23 October 2016512 × 512 (44 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Add clock.
14:26, 23 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:26, 23 October 2016512 × 512 (43 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Restore capitalisation of "orbit" and rotate globe.
14:08, 23 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:08, 23 October 2016512 × 512 (43 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Fix mojibake noted on talk page and add animation.
10:11, 9 July 2016Thumbnail for version as of 10:11, 9 July 2016512 × 512 (41 KB)Nyq (talk | contribs)decapitalized common noun
22:24, 16 April 2016Thumbnail for version as of 22:24, 16 April 2016512 × 512 (41 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Address issues on talk page, add Van Allen belts, use more common km unit, and add interactivity and animation.
13:13, 25 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 13:13, 25 October 2011512 × 512 (37 KB)Cmglee (talk | contribs)Add Iridium constellation and realign.
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