geosynchronous


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geosynchronous

A communications satellite that orbits the earth in one day. At any given time of day, it always appears over the same location on the planet. See geostationary and geocentric.
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The orbital altitude of a geosynchronous satellite is much greater than that of the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Space Shuttle, and other low-Earth-orbit satellites, making most of them too faint to be seen with the unaided eye (they typically range between magnitude 9 and 15).
For a five-degree-elevated geosynchronous satellite, the distance is 41,348 km, so at 15 GHz, the spreading loss is 210.
into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
A geosynchronous satellite that hovers over the Pacific still provides observations at 12 [micro]m, but the one that now watches over most of North America uses the new set of wavelengths, says Ellrod.
The Falcon 9 second stage delivered JCSAT-14 to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit pic.
Payload Capability: Up to 47,800 pounds into low-earth orbit; up to 12,700-lb pounds into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla.
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 41,408 km.
IUE is the only astronomy satellite to have been placed in a geosynchronous orbit, where it is positioned more than 22,000 miles above a fixed point on earth, notes Theodore Snow, director of the University of Colorado's Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy.