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Where are MEO satellites put at the end of their operational life?

At the end of their operational life, satellites on geostationary orbit and higher are put in a graveyard orbit that is higher than their operational orbit. Satellites in LEO are slowed down so that ...
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Are spacecraft put into Earth orbit frequently equipped with small thrusters to separate their orbits from their co-orbiting rocket bodies?

Brandon Rhodes' retweet says I’ve recently followed @TSKelso as a fun way to keep up with the surprising volume of rocket launches these days, and the new http://celestrak.com viewer shown here is ...