Sometime after the location of their Secret Sanctuary was revealed, the team built a geosyncronous (22,300 miles above the equator) space station "satellite" headquarters, which they had to defend from the Joker and other threats.
The satellite would be the League's home for the next several years. Members were able to teleport to and from the satellite using teleportation centers located across the planet. League members took turns on watch duty, monitoring Earth from the satellite and dispatching the League as needed. This era of the Justice League (and its roster of heroes), is commonly referred to as the "Satellite League".
The underpinnings of the League began to strain, as many of its most important members found themselves devoting less time to the JLA for a variety of reasons; Flash experienced tragedy in his personal life, while the "big three" of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman were committed to their own caseloads. When the satellite was destroyed by the Green Martians, Aquaman decided the destruction of the satellite provided an opportunity to disband the JLA and start over.
The satellite met its final and complete destruction during the Crisis On Infinite Earths, when it was destroyed by a self-destructing Red Tornado that had been sabotaged and tampered with by the Anti-Monitor.
Points of Interest
- Located 22,300 miles above the Earth's surface in geosynchronous orbit.