Coverage in Polar Regions: The above maps give a good view of the equatorial regions, but distort the polar regions rather grossly. Since polar orbiting satellites are naturally of particular importance in polar regions (due to a combination of poor coverage by geostationary satellites and the frequent overflights of the satellites) it is useful to look at the orbits in a polar stereographic point of view.

North Pole

South Pole

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