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L2 Lagrange point

L2 Lagrange point

Date: 08 January 2017
Satellite: PLATO
Copyright: ESA

The second Sun-Earth Lagrange point (L2) is situated some 1.5 million km from the Earth on the line defined by the Sun and Earth. At L2, the outward directed force from the rotation around the Sun counterbalances the gravitational attraction by the Earth, Moon and Sun.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-Jun-2024 23:34 UT

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