While talking to people about space, I’ve noticed that many people don’t have a good idea on how low earth orbit satellites orbit the earth. This video about the impending Phobos Grunt reentry does a great job showing what a low earth orbit looks like.

Also, my condolences go out the Russian Space Agency on their loss of Phobos Grunt. It was a very ambitious mission, space exploration is extremely difficult, and losing their spacecraft had to be incredibly hard.