Talk:High Earth orbit

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Maybe we just need to clean up the Earth orbit article rather than move to geocentric orbits. Earth orbit is more intuitive than geocentric orbits. - Taka2007 18:50, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

HEO stands for Highly Elliptical Orbit; no-one uses it as 'High Earth'. This page should be deleted. Lloyd Wood 22:42, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

I've reinserted the original redirect to Highly Elliptical Orbit. The previous content of this article was completely bogus - even the cited NASA reference did not use 'High Earth orbit' in this way - and no-one else does, either. Some reality-check rhetorical questions, before the reader attempts a knee-jerk revert: if the so-called "High Earth orbit" is really above 2000 km to distinguish it from Low Earth Orbit, how does Medium Earth Orbit fit in? What's the Earth's Moon in, then? A very high orbit?

Taka2007, thankyou for providing the expected knee-jerk revert to High Earth Orbit. At least you had second thoughts about it. But it's clear that you have no particular knowledge in this area.

High Earth Orbit vs Highly Elliptical Orbit[edit]

I have corrected the confusion between the two terms present in various articles. See Talk:Geocentric orbit for a discussion. Morana (talk) 10:06, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

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There is some discussion on the proper definition of High Earth orbit. It started at User_talk:Roentgenium111#High_Earth_orbit and continues at Talk:Geocentric_orbit#High Earth Orbit vs Highly Elliptical Orbit. Note, this explains the "not in citation given" tag.

Inappropriate picture[edit]

The lead picture on this page depicts orbits within the geostationary orbit, while the lead sentence defines LEO as outside the geostationary orbit. Therefore it is inappropriate for what it is supposed to illustrate, and needs to be changed. JustinTime55 (talk) 16:42, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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