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    Is the international space station at any of the Lagrangian Points ? If not, where is it relative to the Lagrangian points ?


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    It is very far away. The Lagrange points are where the earth and sun balance each other so that neither one can pull or push the other's gravity.


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    The ISS isn't far, really. Average orbital distance from Earth is something like 250km. You can see it with the naked eye sometimes.
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    Well that pretty well sum's up my question. per reply # 3, the ISS is ~ 250 Km from Earth & the Lagrangian Point L1 is 1.5 million Km from Earth.
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    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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