Earth orbitEarth orbit
is, simply, an orbit
around the planet Earth
. The Moon
, Earth's only natural satellite, is in Earth orbit. Artificial satellites are launched into Earth orbit, and spacecraft
bound for other locations in the solar system
usually begin their missions by first attaining Earth orbit, before altering course to another planet, moon, or heliocentric
Of special interest are LEO (Low Earth Orbit), HEO (High Earth Orbit) and geosynchronous orbit.