geostationary satellite


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geostationary satellite

[¦jē·ō¦stā·shə‚ner·ē ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite that follows a circular orbit in the plane of the earth's equator from west to east at such a speed as to remain fixed over a given place on the equator at an altitude of 22,280 miles (35,860 kilometers).
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If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the latest analysis of the Commercial Geostationary Satellite Transponder Markets for North America, then send an e-mail to Mireya Castilla, Corporate Communications, at mireya.
The exponential growth of video services is the most significant driver for the North American commercial geostationary satellite transponder market," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Natalie Bentz.
If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides an overview of the latest analysis of the Commercial Geostationary Satellite Transponder Markets, please e-mail Dustin McVey at dmcvey@frost.
Keywords in this release: geostationary satellite, C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band
Geostationary satellites orbit at the same rate as the Earth's rotation, essentially remaining above the same location throughout their lifetimes.
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.
GlobalWave systems use existing geostationary satellites to relay two-way, low-speed data bursts between the communications terminals on assets and computers in the Network Operations Center (NOC).
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.
ProtoStar was formed to acquire and operate high-power geostationary satellites optimized for direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television and broadband Internet access services in the Asia-Pacific region.
MSV's next-generation hybrid wireless network incorporates powerful geostationary satellites with an ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) to deliver service to standard wireless terminals.
Since this patent award was filed approximately three years ago, MSV has evolved and further refined many critical elements of ATC, including its interference cancellation techniques and has demonstrated those refinements using prototype equipment in both the laboratory and in tests over MSV's geostationary satellites.

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