geostationary orbit

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geostationary orbit

(jee-oh-stay -shŏ-nair-ee) See geosynchronous orbit.
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Brad Edwards, for leading in the design of a space elevator to move cargo to the Clarke Orbit from the Earth's surface; and D.
In fact, geosynchronous orbits, which keep satellites in a fixed position relative to the ground, are called Clarke orbits.
Where now many satellites serve us in Clarke orbits, a thousand years in the future Clarke sees most of humanity living in a giant geostationary ring, hanging 35,900 km above the Earth and linked with three gigantic towerlike space elevators.