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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The first communications satellite of Azerbaijan, Azerspace-1, was launched into geostationary orbit at 46 degrees east longitude on Feb.
It would use an electric motor pulley to go 36,000-km up towards a geostationary orbit station and provide regular access to space.
The satellite, known as IntelSat 35e, soared into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral at 7: 38 pm (2338 GMT), riding a Falcon 9 rocket to a distant, geostationary orbit. The force required to send the payload to space meant SpaceX decided not to attempt to return the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket for an upright landing.
According to the previous discussion, the chosen parameters of displaced geostationary orbit ([r.sub.d], [[THETA].sub.d]) should meet the following criteria:
Over two-thirds of the commercial space market remains concentrated in geostationary orbit, the destination of almost 300 satellites operated by 30 companies for communications and broadcast services.
Isro said the first orbit raising operation is scheduled for tomorrow at around 03:50am as part of manoeuvres to place the satellite finally in its designated slot at 55 deg East longitude in the Geostationary orbit and co-located with GSAT-8, IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B satellites.
While INSAT-3DR will be positioned in geostationary orbit and is expected to be ready by June 2015, GISAT is still in the preparatory stage.
APPLICATION: Satellites in geostationary orbit can image the surface with better precision.
Flying high: The commamder of the Pasdaran says Iran will "soon" launch a satelb'te into geostationary orbit, about 70 times higher than Iran has ever gone before.
As multifunctional transport satellites, the Himawari-6 was launched in February 2005 and placed in geostationary orbit the following month, while the Himawari-7 was launched and put in orbit in February 2006.

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