geostationary orbit

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Noun1.geostationary orbit - a geosynchronous orbit that is fixed with respect to a position on the Earth
geosynchronous orbit - a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
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GSO is often referred to as the Clarke Orbit, or Clarke Belt, in tribute to this scientist and science fiction writer (Info, 2013).
Today, the geostationary orbit at 36,000 kilometers above the equator is named the Clarke Orbit by the International Astronomical Union.
The geostationary orbit at 36,000 kilometres above the Equator is named The Clarke Orbit by the International Astronomical Union.