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Cislunar space (alternatively, cis-lunar space) is the volume within the Moon's orbit, or a sphere formed by rotating that orbit. Volumes within that such as low earth orbit (LEO) are distinguished by other names. Practically, cislunar space is a useful label for "the volume between geostationary orbit and the moon's orbit". Beyond cislunar space lies translunar space.

Cis-lunar is Latin for "on this side of the moon" but also "not beyond the moon". Therefore, one might regard the Lagrange points L4 and L5, the stable regions of the Moon's Trojan points, as cislunar, but in practice they are so interesting as to be likely to be talked about in their own right.

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