geostationary orbit


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geostationary orbit

(jee-oh-stay -shŏ-nair-ee) See geosynchronous orbit.
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The XR-5 Hall system is the highest power Hall thruster system ever flown, and each XR-5 Hall thruster incorporates Aerojet Rocketdyne's patented zero-erosion design, which enables the extremely long-life capability required to raise the satellite from where it is placed into orbit by the launch vehicle to its final destination in geostationary orbit.
The Sea Launch system offers the most direct and cost-effective route to geostationary orbit for commercial communications satellites, providing diversity of supply, affordability and flexibility for the industry's satellite operators.
The TEMPO investigation will provide an instrument by September 2017 that NASA will seek to deploy on an appropriate satellite in geostationary orbit.
The satellite, officially called the Multifunctional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2), is expected to be placed in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometers above the equator in five and a half days.
SES and Lockheed Martin have carefully examined all the available options for repositioning this satellite into its intended geostationary orbit," said Edward Horowitz, President and CEO of SES AMERICOM.
Patricio Northland, CEO Eutelsat Americas, said: I am delighted to announce that EUTELSAT 115 West B is now in geostationary orbit and will start commercial service one month ahead of schedule.
First transmissions on AEHF-3 were exactly what we expected, and orbit-raising was a textbook example of how to deliver a satellite to geostationary orbit," said Mark Calassa, vice president of Protected Communication Systems at Lockheed Martin.
5A East longitude in geostationary orbit where it will replace EUTELSAT-70A, significantly increasing resources and flexibility at an established orbital location.
His top prediction of space elevator linking Earth to objects in geostationary orbit is halfway through with success in carbon nanotubes which have raised the possibility of developing a tether strong enough to connect a ship to Earth.
Objects or satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO) can always be found above the same point on the Equator, meaning that they appear immobile when observed from Earth.
Payload capability: 42,000 pounds into low earth orbit; 29,000 pounds into geotransfer orbit; 14,000 pounds into geostationary orbit.
The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) said Friday that the data relay test satellite Kodama released by the H-2A rocket on Tuesday has failed to enter geostationary orbit because of an engine failure, but a new attempt is scheduled for Saturday with another propulsion device.

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