geosynchronous orbit


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Noun1.geosynchronous orbit - a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hoursgeosynchronous orbit - a circular orbit around the Earth having a period of 24 hours
celestial orbit, orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
geostationary orbit - a geosynchronous orbit that is fixed with respect to a position on the Earth
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Because communications between Earth and geosynchronous orbit experience significant latency, the RSGS spacecraft will need to exhibit even more sophisticated autonomy than the spacecraft assigned to the Restore-L mission.
Omantel has announced its partnership with Inmarsat which own and operate three global constellations of 12 satellites flying in geosynchronous orbit to provide Omantel corporate customers with high quality communication solutions and added value services using satellites.
Recently, Gen William Shelton, then commander of US Air Force Space Command, announced the Geosynchronous Satellite Space Awareness Program (GSSAP), designed to place in geosynchronous orbit a sensor satellite capable of approaching a target satellite and observing its operations.
First launched on December 20, 2008 aboard, Eutelsat W2M was built by EADS Astrium based around an I-3K satellite bus provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation and placed in geosynchronous orbit at 16AE, from where it was to provide communications services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East The satellite has a mass of 3,460 kg, and a planned service life of 15 years.
IRNSS comprises of a space segment and a ground segment - seven satellites, three in geostationary orbit and four in inclined geosynchronous orbit, in the space segment.
The company added that SES 10 is designed to operate for 15 years in geosynchronous orbit, utilising an electric plasma propulsion system for on-orbit manoeuvres and a chemical system for initial orbit raising and some on-orbit manoeuvres.
The goal is to build optics that could enable surveillance satellites to park over target sites in geosynchronous orbit to provide constant coverage.
NawaSat is provided through a partnership between AfricaOnline and SES, an international satellite company with a network of 52 satellites in geosynchronous orbit around the globe.
mobile satellite communications capacity over Europe, the Middle East and Africa, reached geosynchronous orbit on Friday, Inmarsat
Early Bird is important because it (actually "she" - let's go with "she" here) was the first communications satellite to be placed into a geosynchronous orbit.
Geosynchronous orbit is a spot in the sky 35,786 kilometers above the earth where a satellite will orbit the earth at the same speed at which the earth turns.
The satellite is designed to operate for 15 years in geosynchronous orbit with a 12.7-kilowatt payload and 57 high-power Ku-band transponders (equivalent to 81 x 36 MHz transponders).