geosynchronous satellite


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geosynchronous satellite

[‚jē·ō¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
An earth satellite that makes one revolution in one sidereal day (23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds), synchronous with the earth's rotation; the orbit can have arbitrary eccentricity and arbitrary inclination to the earth's equator. Also known as synchronous satellite.
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ISRO used its indigenous cryogenic Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme in the GSLV D5 mission.
EMC witnessed Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) achieving very high bandwidth utilization consistently from distances of hundreds of miles (with high bit error rates on dirty lines) to as far as geosynchronous satellite distances.
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 Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D1), using cryogenic technology for the first time, lifted off from the Sriharikota High Altitude Range at 3:43 p.
Digital video and audio training programs will be broadcast to students located across the 50 states and the Caribbean via a geosynchronous satellite, with return channels from these sites enabling students to interact and communicate with the instructor.
5 ( ANI ): Countdown for the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5), carrying communication satellite GSAT-14, is progressing smoothly at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The much awaited launch of GSLV- D5, Indian Space Research Organisation's ( Isro) geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ( GSLV), was aborted 74 minutes before liftoff on Monday.
He suggested that a cable could be lowered to Earth from a geosynchronous satellite.
The tail of the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle GSLV was engulfed seconds before the planned liftoff, disappointing hundreds, including space scientists who were eagerly awaiting a smooth blastoff.
The spacecraft augments current geosynchronous satellite communications, having an apogee of 12,050 kilometers in the high latitudes to deliver near, although not continuous, global communications on-the-move (COTM) to the battlefield and provide access to mountainous regions that have previously proved problematic.
The state-run space agency intends to launch the nation's most powerful rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch for an experimental flight in April 2014 from its spaceport at Sriharikota off the Bay of Bengal.
5 ( ANI ): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday launched Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Development 5 (GSLV-D5), which is powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.