Comparing these two simple illustrations to "how something can stay up" kinda makes the THEORY of gravity seem foolish.
You have got to be kidding!
Look at that second picture, and read the title. There is an electric cord connected to a source of electricity. Turn off the electricity and electro magnets lose their charge and everything falls to the ground!
Heck a Helicopter can stay in one place forever, if it never runs out of fuel. There are no electromagnetic coils on the satellites, and they are not running any engine that never runs out of fuel!
I shouldn't do it , but I will help you out to make a better false illustration. Take two permanent magnets, and tie them to a string with the same poles facing each other and one will stay up forever!
First of all, there are no magnetic forces around that could keep 2 poles miles apart, and second of all, if there was such a thing, virtually any steel, iron, or other ferro metal item on the planet would go flying away.