4 thoughts on “LEO Satellites”

  1. I predict that such satellites will end up being long and thin, like a rod or stretched out air-to-air missile, with a finely tapered conical nose.
    They’ll work to maximize the mass per frontal area, equivalent to an orbital-velocity ballistic coefficient. Then add an engine to periodically boost it back up.

  2. Years ago there was a guest on The Space Show who described a concept where a satellite is placed in a highly elliptical orbit with the perigee in very low Earth orbit. During the time that it was above VLEO, it would use an ion drive to keep it from deorbiting.

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