geostationary orbit


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geostationary orbit

(jee-oh-stay -shŏ-nair-ee) See geosynchronous orbit.
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The nine chapters compose 60 pages and discuss topics that include: past smaller satellite designs, proposed missions to be performed near geostationary orbit by smaller satellites, concept of operations, and possible orbit injection methods.
XM will employ two satellites in geostationary orbit, while three Sirius satellites will be in inclined elliptical orbits.
DirecTV plans to launch a new communications satellite on the same geostationary orbit as a broadcast satellite, enabling its customers to receive both communications and broadcasting services using the same equipment.
July: Deployed from the space shuttle Discovery and propelled into a geostationary orbit, NASA's Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) will combine the communications capabilities of satellites and those of fiber optics.
TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today the successful injection of the ST-2 communications satellite into geostationary orbit.
The satellite will be placed in a geostationary orbit 45 degrees east longitude and its service area will cover the countries of Europe, Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, has announced the ViaSat-2 satellite has successfully arrived in geostationary orbit at 69.
The EUTELSAT 172B spacecraft, built by Airbus for Eutelsat, one of the worlds leading satellite operators, has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR).
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, said it has received a contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to deliver XR-5 electric propulsion subsystems over the next three years for the next generation GEOStar-3 commercial geostationary orbit communications satellite platform.
A series of manoeuvres enabled the satellite to reach geostationary orbit on 2 January, the solar arrays and antenna reflectors have been successfully deployed and the satellite has acquired final Earth pointing.
It will now spend the next 11 days adjusting into its definitive geostationary orbit.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Russia's troubled Yamal-402 satellite should reach its designated geostationary orbit on Saturday when it uses its engine for the fourth time, Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) company said on Friday.

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