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Clarke Orbit

In 1945, Arthur C Clarke first proposed the use of equatorial geostationary orbits
(about 35,786 km above the Earth) for communications satellites. It is now called ‘Clarke Orbit’ in his honour.

Asteroid 4923 Clarke

Discovered in March 1981, this minor planet goes around the Sun in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. So named by International Astronomical Union (IAU) to honour Arthur C Clarke.

"Two possibilities exist:
either we are alone
in the Universe
or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

- Arthur C Clarke

“How inappropriate to
call this planet ‘Earth’
when it is clearly ‘Ocean’.”

- Arthur C Clarke

Pioneer Diver

Among the first generation of divers to
use the aqua-lung, Arthur C Clarke
explored the Great Barrier Reef and
tropical Indian Ocean, about which
he wrote extensively.