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 (jē′ō-sĭng′krə-nəs, -sĭn′-)
1. Of, relating to, or being an orbit that has a period of one sidereal day.
2. Geostationary.

ge′o·syn′chro·nous·ly adv.


(Astronautics) another word for geostationary


(ˌdʒi oʊˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i)

of, pertaining to, or designating a satellite traveling in an orbit 22,300 mi. (35,900 km) above the earth's equator, at which the satellite's period of rotation matches the earth's and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth; geosynchronous.
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Adj.1.geosynchronous - of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth)
fixed - securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
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The number of satellites that can orbit geosynchronously [ILLUSTRATION FOR EXHIBIT B OMITTED] is limited by the availability of spectrum, by the tiny band of space over the equator, by the need to keep satellites at least 40 to 50 miles (65 to 80km) apart, and by political considerations.
Satellite TV is broadcast from geosynchronously orbiting satellites, and they appear stationary in the sky.
A satellite needs to be in orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to rotate geosynchronously with the Earth.