A law Yird orbit (LEO) is an orbit aroond Yird wi an altitude atween 160 kilometers (99 mi) (orbital period o aboot 88 minutes), an 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) (aboot 127 minutes). Objects ablo approximately 160 kilometers (99 mi) will experience very rapid orbital decay an altitude loss.[1][2]


  1. "IADC Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines" (PDF). Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee. 15 October 2002.
  2. "NASA Safety Standard 1740.14, Guidelines and Assessment Procedures for Limiting Orbital Debris" (PDF). Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. 1 August 1995.