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That is how a rocket achieves enough speed for a transfer orbit. For SpaceX specifically, the second stage reaches LEO, then, if the satellite like Starman wants to go beyond LEO, they fire the engines to put them in a transfer orbit about the Earth or Sun. If a satellite wants to go to Geostationary or Geosynchronous orbit, it has to achieve apogee, where ...


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