NASA’s Mesmerizing Animation reveals 8 orbits of earth-observing satellites

March 10, 2015 12:23 PM

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NASA’s Mesmerizing Animation reveals 8 orbits of earth-observing satellites

NASA’s earth-observing satellites keep a constant watch on the planet. An animation has been released by NASA that shows 18 such satellites present around 400 miles above the low-earth orbit.

These satellites continuously take photos and gather information about the planet. The satellites orbit the world after every hour and a half and complete eight orbits within the 12 hours. Shown in the video, the majority of the aircrafts orbit earth in North-Southern direction, which is known as po...

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