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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As shown in Figure 1, the distance to a geosynchronous satellite from a ground station--if the satellite is five degrees above the local horizon--is 41.
That's because the scientists and engineers who designed the newest generation of geosynchronous satellites phased out that channel, which was originally used to detect moisture at low altitudes in Earth's atmosphere.
New Delhi [India], June 14 ( ANI ): Following the successful launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is slated to launch a kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine, projected to be functional for flight tests by 2021.
AJRD), has successfully supported the launch of the Lockheed Martin-built third Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous satellite (GEO Flight 3) for the US Air Force, the company said.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of the tenth flight of Indias Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05, carrying an advanced weather satellite INSAT -3DR.
Soon after the India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off carrying the INSAT-3DR ISRO's Chairman A.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III, tested by ISRO, would be made operational so it can carry heavier satellites that weigh up to about four tonnes safely into space and aid in an effective orbiting path.
The latest attempt at a launch of its geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) had to be aborted on August 19 after liquid fuel leaked from the rocket's second stage.
The much awaited launch of GSLV- D5, Indian Space Research Organisation's ( Isro) geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ( GSLV), was aborted 74 minutes before liftoff on Monday.
The satellite, VINASAT-2, is a geosynchronous satellite that was launched May 15 and recently completed a series of in-orbit testing.
Inclined orbit capacity is capacity on a geosynchronous satellite that is no longer controlled in the north-south axis in order to prolong its commercially usable life.
He suggested that a cable could be lowered to Earth from a geosynchronous satellite.