Abbreviation for medium Earth orbit. An orbital path configuration, between altitudes of 8,000 and 20,000 km, used by communication satellites that provide communications capabilities for such services as cellular telephone communications and GPS (global positioning system) signals.
Classification Orbital Altitude (km above the Earth) LEO 500-2,000 MEO 8,000-20,000 Geostationary orbit 35,786
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- broadcasting-satellite service, broadcasting satellite space station, community reception (in the broadcasting-satellite service), individual reception (in the broadcasting-satellite service), satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS), Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act Of 1999 (SHVIA), SDARS, telecommunications infrastructure
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