[amsat-bb] Re: Odd Question

Franklin Antonio antonio at qti.qualcomm.com
Mon Sep 23 22:29:43 PDT 2013

At 09:22 PM 9/23/2013, MICHAEL wrote:
>For the longest time I have been wondering how a satellite is placed in
>orbit without hitting anything else? I have seen pictures of all the stuff
>circling the Earth and it just baffles me how anyone can get anything in
>orbit  without hitting anything. Can anyone explain this?

Sure.  Those pictures you've been looking at are not drawn to scale.

The dots representing the satellites should be a lot smaller.  If 
they were, you'd see there's a lot of "space" out there.

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