geosynchronous satellite

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geosynchronous satellite

[‚jē·ō¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
An earth satellite that makes one revolution in one sidereal day (23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds), synchronous with the earth's rotation; the orbit can have arbitrary eccentricity and arbitrary inclination to the earth's equator. Also known as synchronous satellite.
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The third system is called MSK providing the images from the American geostationary satellites.
MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather - like solar flares, geomagnetic storms and other forms of electromagnetic radiation - on geostationary satellites, which provide much of the world's access to cable television, Internet services and global communications.
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net, uses geostationary satellites already orbiting the earth above the equator.
It also plans geostationary satellites for its CyberStar two-way digital data transmission system, to be rolled out beginning in late 1997.
The service utilizes the Inmarsat system of geostationary satellites to ensure maximum quality of service, the fastest message delivery times.
GSM/UMTS operators are increasingly using geostationary satellites for backhauling cellular traffic from remote cell sites to their switching centers, particularly in those locations where geography and/or distance challenge the viability of more traditional backhauling technologies, such as microwave or terrestrial leased lines.
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It operates the Norwegian terrestrial network for radio and TV broadcasting and is the leading provider of satellite transmission to the Nordic region via three geostationary satellites.
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MSV's next-generation hybrid wireless network incorporates powerful geostationary satellites with an ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) to deliver service to standard wireless terminals.

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