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 growing success of satellites today had a rocky start in the 1950s as the United States unsuccessfully pursued various designs in an attempt to place a satellite in geosynchronous orbit.
Payload: Navstar Global Positioning System, as well as civil and commercial satellites into low earth, polar, geotransfer and geosynchronous orbits.
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.
Following liftoff, the Russian- and Ukrainian-built launch vehicle headed downrange to the east on its ascent to geosynchronous transfer orbit.
Designed for a 12-year lifespan, Thuraya-1 will be positioned in a geosynchronous orbit at 44 degrees East Longitude, inclined at 6.
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.
The NSS-9 satellite order is the 18th Orbital geosynchronous commercial communications satellite ordered by customers throughout the world, including the North American, European and Asia/Pacific markets.
payloads into geosynchronous orbit when launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla; and up to 38,000 lbs.
The advanced Spaceway (TM) Global Broadband Satellite Network will provide high bandwidth, high speed communications for broadband and multimedia applications via geosynchronous satellites.
Responses to its solicitation notice, covering rockets and services to launch five geosynchronous weather satellites (called GOES) beginning in late 1989, are due by June 15, with the winning company or consortium to be selected by early September.