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1. Of, relating to, or being a satellite that travels above earth's equator from west to east at an altitude of approximately 35,900 kilometers (22,300 miles) and at an angular speed matching that of the earth's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from any location on the earth's surface.
2. Of, relating to, or being the orbit of such a satellite.
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(Astronautics) (of a satellite) in a circular equatorial orbit in which it circles the earth once per sidereal day so that it appears stationary in relation to the earth's surface. Also: geosynchronous
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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.geostationary - of or having a geosynchronous orbit such that the position in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth; "a geostationary satellite"
fixed - securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
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[ˌdʒiːəʊˈsteɪʃənərɪ] ADJgeoestacionario
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