synchronous orbit


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synchronous orbit

n.
A geostationary orbit.
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synchronous orbit

n
(Astronautics) astronautics an orbit in which the orbital period of a satellite is identical to the spin period of the central body
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synchronous orbit

A satellite orbit where the orbital period is equal to, or multiples of, the Earth's rotational period; i.e. makingone, two, three, etc., orbits in a 24-hour period. Examples include geosynchronous (period equals Earth's rotation),semisynchronous (two orbits per day); and geostationary (geosynchronous orbit where satellite maintains a fixed positionon the equator). See also sun-synchronous orbit.
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Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) AS Kiran Kumar said that the (PSLV-C34) has done its job soon after the Launch Vehicle injected all the 20 satellites with a total weight of 1228 kg into a 505-km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit within the stipulated 26 minutes time after it blasted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 9:26 a.m.
Also, SES-9 will use a chemical bi-propellant apogee motor to quickly achieve a 24h synchronous orbit and then electric propulsion to circularise the final orbit and to remove eccentricity at 36,000 kilometres over the equator.
The 50kg micro-satellite, scheduled to be launched in Q4 2015, will provide a technology demonstration platform for the university from a sun- synchronous orbit nearly 600 km above Earth.
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