100. MEO Full-Form | What is Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)

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MEO Full-Form | What is Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)

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MEO

The abbreviation or full form of MEO is Medium Earth Orbit

MEO  Full-Form | What is Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)

MEO Full Form, Abbreviation & Meaning

Medium Earth Orbit is located above the low earth orbit and below the geostationary orbit. Medium earth orbit is also called as Intermediate circular orbit which is a region of space around the Earth where satellites usually revolve. These satellites are generally used for the purpose of navigation and communication. In addition to this, the satellites are also used for geodesy which is a branch of applied mathematics and earth sciences that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth including its gravitational field in a three-dimensional time-varying space.  

Satellites in MEO –

  • GlonassGlonass is a Global Navigation Satellite System which is a space-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces. Glonass acts as an alternative to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the second alternative navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.
  • GalileoGalileo is a Global Navigation Satellite System which was created by the European Union (EU) European Space Agency (ESA). The main aim of Galileo is to provide an indigenous alternative high precision positioning system which will offer free services that are open to everyone. Galileo is intended to provide horizontal and vertical position measurements within 1-meter precision and better positioning services at high latitudes than other positioning systems.

Both these satellite systems act as communication systems covering the North Pole and South Pole of Earth in the MEO region.

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