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Answered 2008-05-03 18:05:32

Most rotate east to west - the same direction as the Earth below.

This is a requirement for geostationary orbit, and requires the least energy for launch.

But there are other sattelites that travel in any other conceivable direction;

the most common "weird" direction is pole to pole.

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2020-10-15 20:02:42

Hang on... NASA says west to east.
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2020-10-15 20:04:04

The sun appears in the east first as that is the direction of the Earth's spin

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