What directions do satellites orbit the earth?

Answer According to, most satellites are launched into space through rockets and set into an orbit. The speed of the satellite is balanced by the pull of Earth's gravity, and develops its own pat... Read More »

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How many satellites orbit Venus?

The planet Venus does not have any naturally occurring satellites, such as moons. However, man-made objects, such as the European Space Agency's Express probe, occasionally orbit the planet. These ... Read More »

How many times does the moon orbit around Earth in a day?

It takes the moon 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes to complete a full orbital cycle around the earth. Though Earth only has one moon, other planets have more: Jupiter has 61 and Uranus has 27.Refere... Read More »

How many Earth days does it take to orbit Mars?

In 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to successfully orbit the planet Mars. It was the first time a planet besides Earth was orbited. Mariner 9 orbited Mars twice a day, taking one-half o... Read More »

Where are DirecTV satellites in orbit?

If you're getting DirecTV service in the continental U.S. or Alaska, aim your receiver south of the border. DirecTV's satellite orbits the earth south of Texas, between 30 and 60 degrees above the ... Read More »