Definitions for "Medium earth orbit"
Orbits between 450 and 22,300 miles above the earth's surface. Used by navigation satellites. [Return
An earth orbit in an altitude roughly midway between the earth and geosynchronous orbit. Satellite orbits between the altitudes of 1,500 and 6,500 kilometers (930 to 4040 miles) may be considered MEOs.
Satellites on MEO orbits have greater heights than LEO orbits, usually between 5,000 and 15,000 km. (See also LEO & GEO)