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SatellitesSatellites orbit in outer space, not in the earth. They are sent to outer space where the gravitational pull of the earth pulls them around, just as the earth is pulled around the sun in a similar manner. The layer is the exosphere.

It greatly depends on what the satellite is for and who owns it how far up it orbits. Imaging satellites need to be close to the Earth, so they orbit about 130 miles up. Communications satellites are generally at 23,000 miles up. GPS satellites are up about 13,000 miles.

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Q: What layer of the atmosphere do satellites orbit in?
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What layer of the atmosphere do satellites orbit?

Satellites don't orbit in the atmosphere. period.


The layer where satellites orbit?

The layer of the atmosphere where satellites orbit is called the Exosphere. This is the outermost layer of the atmosphere above the Earth.


This layer is the outermost layer of the atmosphere satellites orbit the atmosphere in this layer?

Thermosphere and the exosphere


What layer of the atmosphere do GPS satellites orbit in?

Exosphere.


What layer of the atmosphere is satellites located?

If they are in the atmosphere (low earth orbit), satellites are in the ionosphere. If they are in higher orbits, satellites are considered to be outside the atmosphere.


Is the layer of the atmosphere where satellites and the space shuttle orbit the earth?

exosphere


The is the layer of the atmosphere where satellites and the space shuttle orbit the Earth?

exosphere


Which layer of the atmosphere do communications satellites orbit?

Most communications satellites operate outside of the earth's atmosphere. The GPS satellites are about 23,000 miles from the surface of the earth.


What part of the atmosphere do satellites orbit in?

Satellites, orbit in outer space. They do not orbit in the Earth's Atmosphere.


Do satellites orbit the stratosphere?

No. The satellites orbit in the Exosphere layer.


In which layer of the atmosphere do communications satellites orbit?

thermosphere Not exosphere because exosphere is not as common to communicate with the satillite orbit.


In which which layer of the atmosphere do communications satellites orbit?

thermosphere Not exosphere because exosphere is not as common to communicate with the satillite orbit.

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