How fast to the satellites that can be seen from earth travel?



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    To orbit, satellites maintain a speed of 7000 mph. At higher altitudes it may require speeds of 17000 mph. The speed varies a little depending on how far into space they are.

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    When looking at the earth from a satellite’s perspective, it can appear to be moving very slow. Like haydenseder mentioned, this is all dependent on how far into space the satellite is. Even if it appears to be moving slow, it’s actually moving quite fast given the context of the earth. A slow moving satellite around earth could really be moving much faster than it appears. 

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