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Originally Posted by JiffyLube View Post
and the US and Russian communications satellites that collided were about 500 miles above Earth.
The problem as I understand it is that high earth orbit will eventually become inaccessible due to the space debris in low earth orbit. Once these global positioning satellites come to the end of their working lives, we won't be able to get one through the gauntlet.
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